New 15" MacBook Pro, too hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JorgeNC, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. JorgeNC macrumors newbie

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    First, I know there are many threads on this, I've read them all! This is my first MacBook so I'm unfamiliar if these temps are normal, I appreciate any help.

    Right now all I have running is Safari and Yahoo Messenger:
    Istat temps:

    HD: 33 C
    CPU: 49 C
    Heatsink: 41 C
    Enclosure base: 34 C
    Enclosure base 2: 34 C
    Enclosure base 3: 33 C
    GPU: 46 C
    GPU Diode: 48 C

    Right fan: 2001 RPM left Fan: 1996 RPM

    Is there something wrong? Why would temp be 49 with only 2 really simple things running? If its idling, temp will go down to about 40-42. It feels HOT on the bottom, which I understand because of the casing material, but still seems too hot? If I'm on webcam or anything with video, temp goes up to 58-60 C in about 2 minutes. :eek: Why would it go up so fast? Should I return this laptop?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you read all those threads, you would know that your temps are quite normal, even on the low side.
     
  3. JorgeNC, Feb 28, 2011
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    JorgeNC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok thank you. Well I have absolutely no experience with Mac's. I'm glad its normal. I wish there were more power management options to reduce the CPU performance. With my PC, I could just select Power Saver and it'd stay cool as an ice cube if I needed it.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Aluminum transfers heat very effectively, so you'll feel more heat with that than with other materials.
     

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