MBP Overheating within 5 minutes of startup.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by apalmer, May 1, 2011.

  1. apalmer macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010
    So Lately my MBP(mid 2010, 2.66ghz i7) has been getting seriously hot(up to 203 degrees) within five-10 minutes of startup without any strenuous programs running(only running chrome and itunes). To keep this thing cool i've been running SMCfancontrol and have my fans cranked up all the way. Anybody had any similar heat problems with their MBPs?
  2. GGJstudios, May 1, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Be specific. How hot?

    Install iStat Pro to get accurate readings of your temps, among other things.

    Your Mac is probably not overheating. Macs are designed to automatically shut down to prevent damage if they truly overheat (around 100-105C/212-221F, depending on your processor). Your temps are most likely well within the normal operating range, as searching the forum with Google will reveal:

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  3. apalmer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010
    Well if i'm not running smcfan the cpu temp gets up to 203 and the computer shuts off soon after. I have cleaned out my fan ports, and the fans already and have no idea how to fix this problem.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  5. sandylp macrumors regular


    Jul 10, 2004
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Not with a MBP, but my friend had a Dell laptop that was over-heating. The technician came out and took it apart. There was cat fur wrapped around the fan blades. She has a persian who loves to nap next to her laptop. Do you have a cat? :)

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