MBP running very hot after new logic board

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by coriforia, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. coriforia macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2008
    Hello, I posted a bit ago about my lemon of a MBP, its an early 2008 model. It was sent away to figure out what was wrong with it, and all they did was put in a new logic board - which is very frustrating since thats what they did at the apple store and it didn't fix the problem of it not being able to turn on. Anyhoooo, I just got it back and its working but it feels super hot to the touch on the top above the F-keys. I searched through the forums, and saw a post about istat so I downloaded it and here are the temps:

    CPU: 162 F
    GPU Diode: 175 F
    GPU Heatsink: 153F

    Is that normal? All I've been doing is have a financial program open and browse the internet. No gaming, movies etc.
  2. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    that is really hot... especially if you're not doing anything. that's 72 degrees C (i usually look at them in Celcius)
  3. Oxonian3 macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2011
    yeh idling it's a bit hot.I had that model and i found the cooling system to not b as efficient as the new models.I'd say monitor the temperatures and try cleaning the fans.A build up of dust can make the fans work less effciently.

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