MB and MBP owners - Post your temperature readings

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  1. docc macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys,

    I was just curious about the temperature readings through iStat or fancontrol programs on the MB and MBP. I noticed that some MBP owners mentioned that their MBP runs at about 50 C while my MB runs on an average of 63-65 C. I know that the MBP has an Aluminium shell which helps dissipate heat, but can the difference really be that much?

    Also, as logic serves me, i believe increasing the fan rpm should help to dissipate more heat. Can there be any harm in increasing the fan speed? I left the fan rpm at default i.e 1800 rpm but i'm rather concerned about the after-effects of increase it to 2x that speed.

    Thoughts?

    Please do post your temperature reading in the following format:

    Macbook - 63-65 C @ 1800 RPM

    Thanks.
     
  2. Alloye macrumors 6502a

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    MacBook Pro - 55-57 C.

    That's after being on for about two hours. Light to medium usage (mail, web, IM, Xcode).
     
  3. AlexGFX88 macrumors member

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    MacBook Pro:

    Temperature: 48-50c
    Activity: Safari, iTunes, Photo Booth.
     
  4. Hobbit6003 macrumors member

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    MBP

    Temp: 44 C after 1hr of usage

    Apps: Safari, Mail, Address Book

    Fan RPM: 3000 (using SMCFanControl)
     
  5. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    temperature readings as taken from where. because i am using istat and it gives multiple temperature readings, so where do you want them from, im figuring cpu. let me know and ill post mine
     
  6. Daiden macrumors 6502a

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    Macbook Pro: 50-51 C

    All options at default in terms of fan settings. Running iTunes, aMSN, Adium, and Safari.

    With absolutely nothing running it idles around 40 C.

    It gets up to around 65 C when I'm running a game.
     
  7. docc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    CPU A reading. If you have a program like smcfancontrol running in your Menu bar, it tells you the fan RPM and the CPU temp.
     
  8. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    MacBook - 55-57
    Fan Speed - 1801 rpm

    running camino, ichat, and pages

    and actually istat will show fan speed so i didnt need that program, but thanks anyways
     
  9. wronski macrumors 6502

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    MacBook Pro

    49˚C 2600rpm

    Dashboard, Safari, Mail, Photoshop (no active files), Adium
     
  10. maxp1 macrumors regular

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  11. fabio80 macrumors newbie

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    40° a 4000 rpm using smcfancontrol

    2 hour browsing web with firefox

    i love to use macbookpro fresh !

    :)
     
  12. fuzzynavo macrumors regular

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    MBP 2.2
    41 degrees C
    fan 2000 RPM
    running: adium, camino, mail

    But if I'm gaming or doing something processor intensive, the temperature ramps up to the 80's. I've seen as high as 85C with the fans around 3600 RPM. Anyone else getting this?
     
  13. falsecathedrals macrumors member

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    MBP 2.2 average around 50C, highest I've seen so far is around 65C
     
  14. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    MB C2D 2.0 GHz

    Regular Usage : Camino, NeoOffice, Quicken

    Fan RPM: 1800
    Temp: 52-60 C Regular Usage

    Fan RPM: 3000 (using SMCFanControl)
    Temp: 48-54 C Regular Usage
     
  15. docc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right now i'm getting 58 C @ 4000 RPM with Firefox and Parallels running a windows program. Is it supposed to be this way?
     
  16. Akira1980 macrumors 6502

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    47 Degree in C.

    But it goes up to 60 very quick if I am doing anything more then surfing the internet. And when I am playing Civ IV on the highest settings, it goes up to 80.
     
  17. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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  18. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yea that is quite normal actually... unfortunately :( but ahwell
     
  19. dusanv macrumors 6502

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    I guess I'm a bit worse than normal. Idles at about 50C. Goes to 65C while working, 75C in games. I've seen it hit 90C during a double 'yes > /dev/null' test just before fans go full blast. This is all while it's plugged in. It's better on battery because it's clocked down.

    This should be a poll really.
     
  20. Arkanok macrumors 6502a

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    My mbp was running at about 60 degrees C last night while doing firefox browsing, itunes, skype and a few smaller things, however the room i was sitting in was quite hot as it was a really hot day, in a cooler room i think its usually at about 50 - 55..

    Does anybody know what the max temp the new sr-mbp's can tolerate before overheating?
     
  21. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ohh about 125
     
  22. Frosty1 macrumors member

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    heres mine running Adium, Safari 3 Beta, and just doing normal web page surfing.

    Is this normal temps for a 2.16ghz Macbook Pro?
     

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  23. dimme macrumors 65816

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    I usually run in the low 50c's. Running CPU test for a hour it got to 80C once but dropped right down to 75C. Running Vista and flight simulator X with 2 displays it runs in the very high 70C's to 80C.
    SR MBP 2.4
     
  24. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hey thats not that bad. pretty good me thinks
     

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