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 demi-god


    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 6502

    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 demi-god


    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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