My Cpu temp reached 72 degrees c running flash

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  1. Alexjones, Aug 8, 2011
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    Alexjones macrumors 6502

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    Is this normal? I am running lion in closed lid mode. At what temp should i start worrying? Thats 72 degrees Celsius

    2.3GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7
    8GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB
    500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200
    8x Double-Layer SuperDrive
    MBP 15" HR Glossy WS Display
     
  2. iStudentUK macrumors 65816

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    Normal for flash! Use clicktoflash to block ads etc and it helps with YouTube as well.

    A Mac will shut down at ~100oC by itself. But not even flash should be that bad.
     
  3. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    That's rather low compared to some folks.
     
  4. wegster macrumors 6502

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    I'd say it's in the range of normal the second you plug in an external LCD.
    My 2011 quad 2.3GHz i7, hi-res/AG, 8GB, same machine as yours except for AG is sitting at 75*C right at the moment with chrome + 20 tabs, misc other apps, 88% idle. Leave clamshell mode and unplug the display, what does it read then?
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Perfectly normal, nothing to see here, move along.
     
  6. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Those temperatures are normal, just be careful using the closed lid mode running for an extended period of time. Some of the heat from the CPU dissipates through the keyboard, and it could damage the LCD if it gets too hot.

    If you want, you can use smcfancontrol to ramp up the fan speed a little bit and keep everything a cooler.
     
  7. Alexjones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I keep the shell open about a half an inch. Just high enough to keep the air flowing, But low enough to keep it in clamshell mode.
     
  8. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Ok good, then you have nothing to worry about :)
     

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