MBP 13 Inch Heating Issue...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by boston44, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. boston44 macrumors 6502

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    I'm on my MBP and as soon as I surf the web for 10 minutes, my temp. is at 80 degrees C and fan is at 3000 RPM. I am only surfing the web on craigslist and ebay, nothing more. I installed iantivirus last night, is it possible this is the problem? I played a flash game for 10 minutes, logged off.. The heating issues were already occurring beforehand. Does anyone understand if this is a problem or just normal? It's never been above 60-70C max before, and 2000 RPM.
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Macs don't need antivirus programs. These cause more problems than they help. If anything, it will make your computer busier and therefore hotter.

    Flash is also a VERY processor intensive application. One flash video can easily max out your CPU, and therefore bring up temperatures.

    80 degrees C is normal for a full load.

    Install iStat to watch your temperatures and CPU usage (though I think you already have).
     
  3. boston44 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do already have iStat, and I think it is the antivirus as the flash game was played when the temperature was already high (I didn't know it was 80C at the time). I will uninstall the iantivirus. Hopefully it will come back down to 50-60C. Thanks.
     
  4. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

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    MBP 13 Hot

    I uninstalled iantivirus and my temps dropped dramatically.
     
  5. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Did you check activity monitor to see what was hogging your CPU?
     
  6. applebook macrumors 6502a

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    I think that a basic FAQ about temperatures, CPU loads, and fan speeds should be a stickie.
     

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