MBP C2D 2.33 memory bank running hot.. normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by awkl226, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. awkl226 macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2009
    I've got a mid-2007 C2D MBP 2.33 with 3GB of RAM. Lately I've been noticing the fans kick on more often, iStat pro is showing me at idle:
    HD: 39C
    CPUA: 63C
    GPU: 56C
    Mem Bank A1: 69C

    It looks to me like the memory is getting hot out-of-proportion to the rest of the system; when i look at other similar systems, i don't see this sort of temp spike. Is this normal?

  2. be300test macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2008


    sounds like the sensor reading is out of wack, is the memory door warm ? was the battery charging during the reading ?

    the battery can create alot of heat, causing the reading to be abnormal.

    ram should not go much above 50c unless there are special circumstances such as high end kits.

    if your memory truly is 69c...one of your ram sticks might be going bad. bad memory slots can also cause memory sticks to heat up from not making proper connection.....its rare but i have serviced several applecare warranted notebooks with bad slots and the memory would run warm.

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