Macbook stuck at 172F

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by theGAPkid, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. theGAPkid macrumors regular

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    Why is my laptop so hot? its not blocked, and i dont have too many apps running. Only Firefox and Mail. Is there something wrong? Could prolonged heat damage the internal components? I've tried restarting the macbook :S
     
  2. bluesTank macrumors regular

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    I would keep it turned off and go to an apple store
     
  3. eman macrumors 6502a

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  4. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    Is that a joke? :rolleyes:

    That's 78C which is perfectly within it's operating temperature. Core shutdown happens at 100C, and I'd be uncomfortable with anything 90C or above. Laptops run hot, it's not a defect.
     
  5. theGAPkid thread starter macrumors regular

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    are you sure?

    looking at the website: HERE it says the running temp is

    * Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
     
  6. Laco macrumors 6502

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    that's fine if its that high sometimes....are you watching any video (e.g. youtube) on firefox.....that would be why it is so high....
     
  7. logana macrumors 65816

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    Operating temperature is the outside air temperature not the temp of the cpu.

    Open Activity Monitor and see what is using the cpu - normal MacBook cpu temps are around 45-55°C - whatever that is in Fahrenheit 100-120 or something.
     

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