my mac often heat up 80-90C

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gytis, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. gytis macrumors newbie

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    I'll try to describe my problem...
    my mac (Macbook pro 2011 256SSd 4GB RAM) often heat up 80-90C by using skype, firefox, and photoshop...
    is this normal?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Some of that could be normal, what's your fan speed when the temps climb up?
     
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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  4. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    watch a monitor when video calling with skype... it runs the CPU hard. that's completely normal.
     
  5. nyc999 macrumors regular

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    Yea, my 2011 13 inch also hits 80 deg when on Skype. The question is, does it do any damage to the computer?
     
  6. TheRdungeon macrumors 6502

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    nope
     
  7. HRodMusic macrumors member

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    i have that same problem with skype and netflix, it just makes it burn my lap, been trying to fix it but to no avail..
     
  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    There is no fix, your temperatures are perfectly normal. Wear pants.
     
  9. Buildbright macrumors 6502a

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    Macbook Air does not do this one of the many reasons I chose it over the Pro.
     
  10. jondob macrumors member

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    I'm hitting 95C and fans at max 6200rpm from youtube videos...
     
  11. HRodMusic macrumors member

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    but i like being naked when i use my mac =/
     
  12. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    if you use gfxcardstatus and use your integrated graphics instead of the discrete graphics it may help.

    i am looking for a way to control the fans on this thing. will update you with results if I find anything out.
     
  13. cindyhy macrumors member

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    If by using Skype you mean on a Skype video call, then the temp is quite normal. Avoid using it on your lap. :D
     
  14. HRodMusic macrumors member

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    might give that a go, smcfancontrol is really good ;) lets you control your fan speeds.
     
  15. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    A simple forum search or google search would've brought up FanControl and smcFanControl in mere seconds.
     
  16. gytis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can I ask. What is too high temperature for MAC?
     
  17. ha1o2surfer macrumors 6502

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    This is the price you pay for having a metal body.. just don't use it on my laptop. I use mine on my laptop because I use a LAPTOP lol aka not my mac
     

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