MacBook Temperature.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Scatterboc, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Scatterboc macrumors newbie

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    My MacBook is getting extreamly warm, i've had it a while & i updated to Leopard. I only have 512mb ram.

    But when i run multiple programs the CPU temp reaches 83 C.
    Is this safe? Or is it because i don't have much ram?
     
  2. macintosh.apple macrumors 6502

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  3. Scatterboc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Christ.

    Do you think it'd be cooler with more ram?
     
  4. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    yes it will run cooler with more ram.

    maybe go up to 2 gb and you will see a big difference. not only in temp. but in performance.
     
  5. Scatterboc thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. CalBoy macrumors 604

    CalBoy

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    You need to get more RAM into that machine pronto! 512 MB just isn't enough for this day and age.

    I also think you would benefit from SMC Fan Control. It's a nifty little app that allows you to control the fan speeds, so you can prevent your macbook from reaching extremes in temperature.
     
  7. Scatterboc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, i've ordered some more ram.
    I'm going up to 2GB.
     
  8. BDRand macrumors newbie

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    More Ram...Less Heat ?

    I installed 4 GB of ram in my 1 GB factory equipped Macbook and the operating temp went UP slightly. Checked with 3 different techs who said this is normal as is fairly high operating temps for Macbooks. It's the reason they stress calling them "Notebooks" instead of "Laptops"now, as they are a bit toasty for the legs. Would be interested to hear follow-up as to if your ram increase lowered operating temp. If it does I have some pretty sharp computer techs to question.
     

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