my blackmacbook is way hot!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lokster, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. lokster macrumors 6502


    Feb 7, 2010
    hey guys i need help, check out the heat generated by my black macbook 2007 i think its running way to hot. its really hot to the touch and the fan isnt even running at full speed.

    im on snow leopard 10.6.4

    the laptop is in a speck hard case and it has a keyboard screen protector

    CPU A Temperature Diode 73℃
    Enclosure Bottomside 35℃
    Main Heatsink 1 64℃
    Main Heatsink 2 64℃
    Memory Bank A Point 1 58℃
    Northbridge Position 1 62℃
    Northbridge Position 2 64℃
    SMART Disk SAMSUNG HM250HI (S1YQJ9GSB15650) 37℃

    is this way to hot or normal? ive really never noticed it till i touched it near the back battery area

    thanks, any and all help is appreciated, i love my macbook alot
  2. Pax macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2003
    It depends what your Mac was doing at the time. Older Macbooks do get quite warm.

    Some programs (eg Flash) use lots of CPU and make the Mac disproportionately warm.

    Try quitting all programs. Look in Activity Monitor at the CPU load, it should be only a few %. Then wait a few minutes, then look at your temperatures.

    I wouldn't worry about it.
  3. trayanscragg macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2010
    i dont think it matters which macbook you have whether its new or old hence all the macbooks struggle with flash and it a major problem when watching youtube etc. however since i bought my speck hard case i noticed that my macbook gets little bit warmer.. but these are my temps at the moment..

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  4. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

    Blondie :)

    May 12, 2010
    Prescott, AZ
    I wouldn't worry about it too much. Your macbook should be able to get quite warm. The one that I have (late 2009) can get up to 105C before it gets close to shutting down. 73C shouldn't be too much to worry about at all :)
  5. guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2008
    Don't worry about it... I'm pretty sure my black macbook got hotter than that...

    These are the current temps for my 15 uMBP at idle


    EDIT: Oops, mine are in F, not C. Well, like I said, that's not too bad. It depends heavily on what applications you're running. My model of macbook pro gets to about boiling (i.e., 100C) when it's under strain...
  6. R94N macrumors 68020


    May 30, 2010
    It's alright - if you're concerned put it in sleep mode and put it next to a fan for a while, although there's really no need. My MacBook's hotter than usual just because of the weather :D
  7. lokster thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 7, 2010
    Thanks guys it's just that I'm a heavy user and il do everthing to take good care of my MacBook, I do usually have YouTube running as well as flash cs4 even iPhoto and iWeb most of the time, haha I'm glad it's still ok

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