MacBook Pro Temperature...Should I be worried?

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  1. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Hey guys I've been using SMC fan control to monitor the temp of my MacBook Pro and I've noticed it gets quite hot and I'm forced to turn up the RPM.

    Right now, I just have Safari open and have the MBP unplugged and I'm running at around 122-130 degrees Fahrenhet.

    Earlier today I was rendering in Final Cut Pro with my MBP plugged in and I was hitting 207 degrees.

    Should I be worried about this? I think I'm going to cook my laptop!
     
  2. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like a repair to me.
     
  3. FF_productions thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I could bring it to an Apple Store and have a genius check it out but it is the last thing id like to do.

    Could there be some dust collecting in the laptop? Is it even possible for there to be dust in such a small enclosure?
     
  4. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Dust comes from everywhere... Check your fans to make sure there is nothing caught in there. Blow it out with compressed air. If that doesn't help take it to the genius bar. It sounds like you need your fans or entire ehating assembly replaced.
     
  5. FF_productions thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Mine idles at 120 or so with safari, messenger and itunes running. If I open a 100+ PS file or rendering a movie in AE, the fan kicks in at 165 but I've never seen it go beyond that. I'm using CoreDuoTemp for checking temperatures, so it might be different from yours.
     
  7. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    Holy Crap 207!!!!
    you can almost boil water at that temp, you computer should have shut off at a bit below that. it was a miss read.

    what are your fan's rpm set at?

    can you get a physical temp?

    did you burn yourself when touched it?

    just for a point of reference McDonalds coffee is 158.

    And yes SMCfancontrol and coreduotemp use two different temp gauges, duotemp is processor and smc is ambient. (i might have those backwards but it doesn't matter)

    for normal or average temps, the C2D run between 120 and 140, the CD's run between 140 and 160, that is without management.
     
  8. FF_productions thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm going to download coreduotemp and see what results I get.

    It is hot to the touch and burns the crap out of my fingers when I'm doing some intense stuff.
     
  9. FF_productions thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok just downloaded coreduotemp, temps are different, I'm ranging around 88 degrees Fahrenheit while with SMC it says I am around 113.

    Phew, thats one less thing to be worried about.
     
  10. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502

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    My MBP is currently running @ 170. Fans are spinning at 3500RPM (on their own) and all that is open is Adium, Mail, Firefox and iTunes (idle).




    Problem? :mad:
     
  11. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    Where is the laptop on? On a sofa or bed? I use top -u and Fan Control to watch everything. I set the fan at 3500 rpm and kill anything that goes out of control.
     
  12. itsallinurhead macrumors 6502

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    It is kind of funny. Mine sits on a laptop cooler and still gets that hot. :mad:
     
  13. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Man, you guys have problems. I'm using SMCFancontrol @ 4000RPM on a custom cooling pad (I've got a couple, check my post history for info) and I'm lucky to break 100F running anything. I don't even pass 110F running Photoshop and Word at the same time!
     
  14. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Clean the fans.

    I fried a hard drive in a hot portable once (not Apple).

    It started running hot a second time. I took it to a repair guy who cleaned the fans and vents (trick was NOT to blow air the way I was doing it...). Anyway, when I got it home it ran quite and cooler just from getting all the dust out.
     
  15. trudd macrumors regular

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    FF_, what happened to the Powerbook? hah

    My MBP spikes to 170-180 when running FCP and Motion. average when running FCP is about 150. Then again, I am running clamshell so I'm not sure if that's a factor.
     
  16. FF_productions thread starter macrumors 68030

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    My temps are normal now that I am using CoreDuoTemp, I'm at 130 degrees after watching 2 entire movies in a row.
     
  17. jbuckner macrumors member

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    My MBP Coreduo 2.0 is running at 117 F with Safari and Mail open. It's a bit warm to the touch, but my fans stay on around 2600 rpm the whole time. Does this sound normal to you guys?
     
  18. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    117F is definitely normal... however, the core duo MBP's fans idle at 1,000 rpm, so the elevated fans, while abnormal, are definitely keeping your notebook cool. plus, 2600 rpm shouldn't cause excessive wear and tear, so nothing to worry about in my opinion... I'm at 140F with fans at 1,000 rpm
     
  19. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    im at 110 running at 3000rpm with a 2ghz coreduo. If fans are at 1000rpm I run between 145 and 155.
     
  20. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    It sounds a little too warm.
    Better safe than sorry, get it checked out.

    FJ
     
  21. FF_productions thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I upgraded to Intel :D
     
  22. ipaqowner macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know of any freeware fan speed control progs I can use on my Core Duo 17" MacBook Pro while running Win XP Home under Bootcamp?.
    It may be my imagination but since installing the battery update yesterday the casing of my MacBook (which always ran uncomfortably hot for my liking) seems a lot hotter.
     
  23. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    You want to use RMClock. It allows you to control the speed of the processor (and even underclock it).
    And you also want to look at SpeedFan. It allows you to control the fan speed (although I am not sure if it will work with the partucular logic board the Mac's use).
     
  24. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    if you set fan speeds then go over to windows via a reboot, not shutdown, it will stay the same.
     
  25. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Why are you all using Fahrenheit to report your temps? Celcius is the industry standard folks.
     

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