New 15" MacBook Pro, too hot?

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

  1. JorgeNC macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2011

    JorgeNC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 28, 2011
    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


    May 16, 2008
    Aluminum transfers heat very effectively, so you'll feel more heat with that than with other materials.

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