My CPU is idling around 50..

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dtp8513, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Dtp8513 macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2010
    Without doing anything, my CPU is idling at 50 (I am downloading something, but thats it)..

    Is this a huge problem?
  2. Dtp8513 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2010
    its now down to 46.. still seems high for not much going on.. is this normal?
  3. shootingrubber macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2009
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    That is a perfectly acceptable temperature for idling.
    You could also have a look at Activity Monitor (Applications / Utilities /) and select All Processes and sort by CPU to see what the culprit may be.

    image below uses sorting by CPU as an example
  5. GGJstudios, Mar 21, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2015
  6. Guy Mancuso macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2009
    Your running great no worries at all. Laptop not connected to anything it's around 45-50C connected to monitors, firewire, usb, printers and all that stuff 60 to 65 seems to be pretty normal. All that stuff creates a lot of heat.

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