MBA 2012 i5 vs i7 heat?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ericv232, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. ericv232 macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    Has anyone done stress or heat testing on the new 11" i5 or i7 ?

    Put the thing under load with handbrake or some other CPU intensive task and watch the temp on the CPU?
  2. amd is the best macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2011
    I've noticed the temps on my 2012 i7 2.0GHz are a decent amount higher then the temps of my 2011 i5 1.6GHz.
  3. darthpotato94 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    my i5 ivy bridge idles around 50C in 16C room temp. it's pretty hot if u ask me compared to my 6 year old hp which idles at 30C. I applied new thermal paste on that so I guess if u apply arctic silver on a macbook air it should lower the temps.
  4. ericv232 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2012
    Is that the 2012 i5 MBA ?


    That's good to know. I might go for i5.

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