My macbook is 198 F! WOW THAT IS HOT!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by -Josh-, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. -Josh- macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    When I rip DVD's, CPU A gets to 90/91 C, like 198 or so F!! Is that normal!? holy ****.


  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    That is quite hot. Is this without fans running or what?
  3. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    No, the fans are running I think. (And, I meant RIPPING DVD's, not bruning) The Macbook is on the default settings from Apple, so yeah I'm sure the fans are going.

    What do I do?
  4. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
  5. JWest macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2007
    The fans always run, just not at full speed unless under full load. ;)
    This is quite hot, and although hotter temps are expected for dvd ripping, this sounds like grounds for a return. That's just too hot for any computer to get.
  6. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
  7. spencer4higher macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2007
    Crank that fan up.

    Well I had the same problem (usually burning, playing or converting video files) when i first got my macbook pro in August. Hot as hell. I had an initial list of things that upset me about the change from pc to mac and the fan was one of em... Luckily I found a sweet lil fan adjuster. As most of you know the default fan speed is slow as a snail... 2000rpms i believe. I found a download for SMC fan control. Its super sweet. I have mine fans now maxed at 6000rpm's, dropped my temp 40degrees within 2 or 3 mins. Whats really sweet is that if you are running on battery power you can set your fans to run slower (so they don't eat up the juice) I have had some people tell me that if you run the fans to fast they may die sooner, my response...I'd rather pay $20 for a fan in a few years instead of frying my machine.

    SMC Fan Control Download

    Hope this helps
  8. steve31 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2007
    Edmonton Canada
    I have seen the same temps :eek:with my MBP when doing a lot of heavy video editing. I now use smc fan control. It helps a lot with the high temps.:D
  9. peterjun macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2007
    my mbp goes real high too when video editing with the 7200 rpm drive. I got the iLap to make sure I dont burn my knees...
  10. chelsel macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2007
    any proof the high temps are cause for worry in the first place?

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