MBP running warm (sudden change)?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jvencius, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. jvencius macrumors regular

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    Is there anything I should look at if my MBP has suddenly started running much warmer than normal? SMC Fan Control and iStat Pro has my cores running at 75* and 76* with the fans set at 5000 rpms, one Safari window open, and Skype, AOL IM, and iChat widows minimized. Other than that, I dont' have any processes running and so it doesn't seem like the CPU's should be getting that hot. It only started running that much warmer than normal yesterday, so a sudden change in operating temp has me concerned. There's nothing blocking the vents, so unless the thermal paste on my processors has suddenly evaporated, I don't know what could be causing this.
     
  2. rezonat0r macrumors 6502

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    Thermal paste doesn't evaporate :D

    Have you rebooted? What does Activity Monitor show for CPU usage?
     
  3. MacBookJoePro macrumors regular

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    Check activity monitor and see if the printer process is running. That seems to be cause of a lot of peoples CPU running hotter than normal. hehe

    -JoE
     
  4. zamboni52 macrumors regular

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    I noticed this on my Air. Check the CPU cycles...for me Safari was pegged at 100%. I closed Safari and the fans started to slow and the CPUs cooled off. Could be a Safari issue with flash-content using all the CPU cycles.

    Just my 2 cents.
     

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