Mid 2014 Macbook Pro Retina Heat Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrtomrichy, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. mrtomrichy macrumors newbie

    mrtomrichy

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    Hello,

    I have been experiencing heat issues with my Macbook Pro 13 Retina (11,1) and I am wondering if this is normal (I'm sure you've heard this one million times). It is the i5 2.6GHz model, and it regularly hits 99 degrees on the cores when doing things such as opening Android Studio, using Apple Maps, or anything which uses ~70% CPU.

    I have attached a screenshot of iStat Pro Menus when opening Android Studio.

    Does anyone else experience these issues? I have also replaced the thermal paste myself but it didn't make any difference. The fans only ramp up when the cores hit 96 degrees.

    Cheers
    Tom
     

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  2. duervo macrumors 68000

    duervo

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    It's normal, especially when using something like Android Studio, a modified version of IntelliJ (a Java-based IDE.)
     
  3. mrtomrichy thread starter macrumors newbie

    mrtomrichy

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    @duervo I thought it was normal but I haven't seen any of my colleagues' machines reach these temps so easily. Also, surely hitting such high temps on cores will degrade the life of the CPU? I'd have thought 99ºC was far too high.
     
  4. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

    Kissmyne

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    The apps you are using will require substantial CPU cycles, and your CPU on your rMBP is most likely turbo boosting to try to finish the tasks faster, which when loaded may bring Core CPU temps to tJunction(100C). The CPU is designed to thermal throttle to avoid potential damage to it, and thus this type of usage will not affect the longevity of your CPU.
     

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