Mid-2012 Macbook Pro get really hot and bogs down easily

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andrewcweaver, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. andrewcweaver macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2015
    I don't put much stress on my MacBook Pro. Average about 3-6% CPU usage. It seems to bog down, and it shows me the pin-wheel all the time, even trying to the basics like opening Safari or Chrome. Just browsing the internet, I am at 46 degrees Celsius. This is temp recorded while not charging. Any ideas what could be causing this?
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    You need an SSD.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    46 celcius is quite cool for a laptop, actually. These guys can get up to 105C easily.

    Your hard drive is the likely culprit. It is either too full, or dying.
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013

    Dying hard drive seems the most likely. if so take the oppurtunity to replce with an SSD and get better than new performance...

Share This Page