Macbook Unibody CPU Temp 89C?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by milescortez, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. milescortez macrumors member

    May 30, 2010
    I'm cranking through a handbrake conversion that is taking about 15 hours. Is this a normal CPU temp for a full load? Is it too hot? What are my options.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Looks normal. Handbrake is CPU-heavy and will heat your machine up.
  3. milescortez, Feb 20, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011

    milescortez thread starter macrumors member

    May 30, 2010
    THanks---I just felt the bottom of the machine and lit a cigarette off of it. slid some ice packs under it to cool it and create some space for airflow. Reading 76 after about 10 mins.----and now it's warming up again. Nothing to worry about?
  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    When encoding video, I use SmcFanControl to bump up the RPM of the fan to max, simply because I'm paranoid about overheating (my MBP has reached 100c on numerous occasions) :p

    SmcFC is completely safe, since it only allows you to increase the fan speed to *higher* than default.

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