Macbook temperature over 90C

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by realchimera, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. realchimera macrumors regular

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    Hi I know this is something old, but is 90 degree C CPU temperature when running shockwave flash normal? Isn't holding something with this high temperature in hands or on laps crazy?
     
  2. nelz886 macrumors member

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    If the machine has not shut down unexpectedly, then it is not overheating. Newer unibodies are designed to get extremely hot. My 2010MBP reached 216 degrees Fahrenheit while under significant load.
     
  3. realchimera thread starter macrumors regular

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    216 degrees Fahrenheit ..... what da .... If you use it on your laps you may get burnt. That's ridiculous. Since I didn't see any warning in the Macbook manual, if you burnt your finger, lap, other important part of your body, can you sue Apple?
     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    The temperature you're reading is that of the CPU inside your MacBook. The outside is much cooler.
     
  5. nelz886 macrumors member

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    Indeed.

    @realchimera
    You shouldn't use the machine on your lap.
     

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