Mbp 2.66 Heat problem

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  1. Babba macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    Just bought a mbp 2.66. Love it so far. Using it in energy saving mode right now, for 1-2 hours. There is a heat coming under keyboard :p I can feel it on my hands without touching it. Is this normal? I don't want to get my hands sweat..
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    download istat pro from iSlayer and see what the temp read out is.
     
  3. Babba thread starter macrumors member

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    HD Mac : 32
    CPU A : 45
    GPU : 42
    Gpu heatsink : 40

    by the way, where is cpu B :p ?

    are these normal ? Why is the heat coming off from the keyboard? \
     
  4. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    those stats look good. it could be the backlight on the keyboard. is it set high?
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The keyboard is right on top of the GPU, CPU, etc. It will get hot and then the heat will transfer to the keyboard.
     
  6. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    yes but i checked my keyboard and i am not having that problem at about the same temp. then i turned on the backlight and it got a little bit warm but not enough to make my hands sweaty.
     
  7. jeremybuff macrumors regular

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    My iStat temperatures are about the same, fans running at 2000RPM. According to smcFanControl, I am running at 41C.

    My keyboard never feels warm unless I turn my hand over so the back of my hand is touching the keyboard. Even then I can only detect a very minute amount of heat. Even when I am playing a game, like.. uh MiniOne Racing, the heat from my keyboard does not increase despite smc going from 41C to 50-55C.

    Only near the top left of the unit, near the power adapter, do I feel much heat, and mainly when I am compressing video. Even photoshop does not increase my temps much at all.

    EDIT: The LED backlight has zero effect in terms of heat for me.
     
  8. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    oh great i wonder if i have a problem.:p no its not really that much heat. very little if any but i do feel a difference.
     
  9. jeremybuff macrumors regular

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    haha yeah I figured. It's probably not even coming from the LED lights, they do not burn warm anyway.
     
  10. Markov macrumors 6502

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    As everyone knows, heat rises. So as long as there are tiny gaps between keys and everything below, heat will come through. I can't imagine your hand is sweaty, it's probably just oily more than anything.
     

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