Mid 2010 15 inch MBP getting very hot.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CheeseBread365, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. CheeseBread365 macrumors regular

    CheeseBread365

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    I have the 2.8GHz i7 model with all the bells and whistles, and it gets really hot. When playing 1080p 60fps on youtube the CPU diode gets to 90˚c and if I put my hand on the vent it will burn you. Any advice on how to fix this, or if its normal would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. chabig macrumors 603

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    That's normal. The reason you feel heat is because the machine is doing work. Heat is a product of work. The MacBook Pro's cooling system then moves the heat to the aluminum frame, which acts as a large heat sink, and you feel it.
     
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    CheeseBread365

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    I know, but I was wondering if it was getting TOO hot. My old MBP didnt get that hot
     
  4. chabig macrumors 603

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    It can’t get too hot. Thermal protections will kick in.
     

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