My Macbook seems like overheating when nothing is running?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by CSilver, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. CSilver macrumors 6502

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    I have recently upgraded my Macbook.
    Since then, I feel like my Macbook is overheating when even it isn't using heavy apps.

    Right now, using just Safari and the Mail on, CPU and Heat Sink A is nearly 60.

    Can it be from the new components ? I upgraded the Memory and the Hard drive.

    Do I need to worry about it??

    Thanks

    Chris
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Mine (Late 06) used to idle at around 60. Its a little hot but not much.
     
  3. CSilver thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What I am wondering is can putting in new components create this issue?
    I don't think my Macbook got this hot when it had stock components...
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Not likely. Hard drives usually only increase heat if they run faster (7200RPM vs 5400RPM) but you could have a hot running drive. 60 is not something that would worry me.
     
  5. nineohtoo macrumors 6502

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    60 isn't really all that hot especially if its only the cpu. How fast are your fans spinning?
     
  6. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah 60 isn't overly hot. Especially when these processors in the MB can reach upwards of 100 C. Your fans should keep everything in check. I wouldn't worry too much :)
     
  7. CSilver thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys... I was just worried that I screwed up something while upgrading the parts... or worse, the parts I bought from Newegg are faulty....:mad:
    I guess only the time will tell.


    Chris
     

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