MBP heat problems using XP w/ Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by auhlixer, May 10, 2006.

  1. auhlixer macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    Today I did 3D modeling and 2D cad for about 2 hours on the windows side of things and when I got back to OSX my Widget temperature read 122 degrees Fahrenheit!!!!!!

    Is anyone else having heat problems w/ their MBP or iMac?

    Oh I am using a 2.16 ghz MBP w/ 2 gig of ram and a 7200 rpm HD w/ nothing over clocked on my processors or video card.
  2. zac4mac macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2002
    near Boulder, CO. USA
    Doesn't sound that "abnormal" - I have a 2.0MBP w/ 7200 rpm HDD, runs BOINC, CoreDuoTemp shows 76C or 168F:eek: :eek: :eek: Just located and loaded Temperature Monitor widget and it says 170.6F for CPU and 105.8 for Smart Disk.. This seems to be common, although high, especially when running hard. BOINC pushes the CPUs to their limit.

    Only options I've seen are:
    Don't use your MBP on your lap

    Put the MBP on a separate Heatsink - I use a 1/4" slab of aluminum with a small fan at work

    Take it ALL apart and clean up the thermal paste/replace with Arctic Silver.
  3. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    You want to talk about hot? My macbook (1.8) gets up to 182F when both cpus are running all the way. Only then do the fans come on and cool it to a measly 178F. I would kill to run that low. Mine idles at 150F.
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    Wow. 122F is pretty cool for a MBP!! You should consider yourself lucky. These Core Duo's will safely run up to 100C (or 210F [boiling]). The processor doesn't shut itself down until it is 125C, which is very, very hot.
  5. auhlixer thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    can any mac-tech replace the thermal paste/replace with Arctic Silver?

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