MBP overheating

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gaming8080, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. gaming8080, Apr 18, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012

    gaming8080 macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2012

    I just got a new MacBook Pro (Late 2011) and I recently installed windows 7 professional via boot camp.

    While running a game/simulation called Flight Simulator X (FSX) the temperature rose dramatically to 90C - 95C. As I know that the maximum operating temperature is 100C. Is this normal?
    I installed smcFanControl on Lion and it was 60C on 3000 rpm... Currently it is 52C - 2123rpm just on surfing the web. No apps opened.

    My MBP specs are as follows...
    13-inch Late 2011 model
    2.4 GHz Intel core i5
    4GB 1333 HMz DDR3
    Intel Graphics 3000 384mb
    OS X Lion

    Many Thanks

    BTW, the rating on windows is 5.6 out of 7.0
  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    hot: we all know what hot means
    overheat: become so hot it causes the machine to shut down.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    FSX is pretty intensive if you crank it up...If you have SMC installed and you have re-set it, I wouldn't worry about those temps. Your Mac will shut down to protect itself if it redlines.
  4. negativzero macrumors 6502a

    Jul 19, 2011
    This, plus I feel that OP is asking for it when trying to play a game like FSX on a 13". It will kill the machine sooner than later, regardless if it overheats or not.
  5. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Agreed, you need a decent GPU to play it....:)
  6. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
  7. gaming8080 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2012
    So does that mean it is not recommended to play fsx on a mbp 13' ? :confused:

    So would the Macbook Pro shut down automatically even if i'm running windows and not mac os x?
  8. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Because the 13" MBP does not have a proper dedicated GPU to play demanding games with.

    Yes. It is in the actual hardware.

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