May I have some opinions on these stats, please ? Seems my MBP is very hot !

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by titatom, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. titatom macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2011
    Montréal, QC
    I'm ripping a DVD using Handbrake and I was surprised to see the CPU heat going over 100.


    Could someone interpret these stats for me please ?

    Is my computer in danger ?

    Thank you !


    PS: My mac's model is the one in my signature ! ;)
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008
    Intel CPUs have thermal safety features, so they will not burn up even under abnormal conditions or loss of cooling power. They start to throttle back at 105C and if the temperature hits 125C the CPU may force the computer to shut down.

    Approaching 105C may indicate a problem with the cooling system, but the only thing that will happen as a result is that it may be slower under full load. Up to even 100C is considered normal though.
  4. NickZac macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    That's pretty hot, but everyone I know with your model claims they could fry a medium sized hog on their MBP in under 20 minutes. So I wouldn't worry too much but keep in mind that it has the potential to burn you, so be careful!!!
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    This gave me a chuckle.

    For intensive ops, that temp is normal. All the time, no.

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