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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bLaZ3n, Jul 28, 2010.
I just got my macbook pro, and its getting very hot.. why?
Processes use the CPU, a CPU needs power and power generates heat, thus the more CPU is used, the more power is needed, the more heat is radiated.
Download iStat Pro (a Dashboard widget) to monitor your temperatures and fan speed (2000RPM is the idle and lowest speed).
Also have a look at Activity Monitor ( Applications / Utilities / ) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.
image below uses sorting by CPU as an example