Macbook Temperature

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Laborde2005, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Laborde2005 macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to mac and just bought the aluminum macbook 2.4 ghz, 13 in screen. I downloaded iStat and it sometimes the temp. of my macbook gets up to 160 degrees F, even when just surfing the internet for a while. It's sitting on a desk and nothing is blocking the vents. It doesn't feel that hot, but this can not be healthy for the CPU. Is this normal for the macbooks?
     
  2. djourd macrumors member

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    It can reach 160 sometimes when you are watching a video off the internet. Also check what other process are running.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Perfectly normal. Modern CPUs can go up to 200F with no damage. If you want a cooler notebook, look at adding smcFanControl and/or Coolbook Controller.
     
  4. tvp macrumors member

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    That seems hot to me. Mine rarely goes above 60 degrees when I'm surfing the internet/watching youtube and I usually have it on my lap.
     
  5. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    I believe we're talking about 160ºF not 160ºC. And 160ºF is perfectly normal, I'm at 131 right now not really doing anything.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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