MBP late 2008: Will the Graphic card melt?

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  1. ibanana macrumors 6502

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    After 2h playing Far Cry 2 through Boot Camp Windows XP here are the temperature (in C°) of the MBP

    Will the Graphic card melt at one stage ?!
     

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Only 70° C? I'd start getting concerned at 90° C.
     
  3. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    Woah, your fans are going at 6,000+ RPMs?

    Is that... normal?

    Granted, after gaming the fans are going to be going at a higher speed, but I didn't expect them to be THAT much higher than normal.
     
  4. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Thats nothing :p

    My MBP can hit 80c.
    My gaming pc graphics card can hit about 90....
    So don't worry :)
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Sure it'll melt. The melting point of silicon is only 1410ºC
     
  6. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    NOW I'm worried!! :D
     
  7. pavenger macrumors regular

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    That's nothing! i had my 9600m gt at 193ºF and my fans running over 7000rpm's. :eek: I stopped playing my game immediately. I'm actually about to call apple about it now and ask if I should be worried that some plastic might melt or something
     
  8. mknawabi macrumors 6502

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    yeah, thats 90C. what game were you playing?
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Those temps are barely warm let alone hot. If I'm encoding video I'll see high 80's before the fans really kick in.

    There are a hell of a lot of failsafes before heat will start causing issues.
     
  10. MKnight macrumors regular

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    People... CPUs and GPUs run hot and are designed to withstand extreme heat conditions. If I'm not mistaken Intel CPUs will shut down once they reach a threshold of about 110 degrees celsius since they have a thermal diode that monitors heat.
     

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