New 15" mbp already having overheating issues??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jjahshik32, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    The PCMag interview (,2817,2332514,00.asp) says that the MBP had some overheating problems (paragraph 13, for reference) with the P9500, 2.53Ghz.

    Does that mean that the 2.8Ghz (T9600) will have serious heat issues, especially during gaming/watching HD movies?
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    The heat issues were found under Vista, I wonder if this is the same under XP.

    "The Leopard operating system, on the other hand, does a better job containing heat dissipation, as its energy saver and power management routines are optimized to handle heavier work loads."
  3. donbenjy macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2008
    wow, really?! I haven't done any CPU intensive stuff yet (2.4GHz), but mine's nowhere near as hot as my Fianceé's 2007 MBP! Or our old MB either...I guess this is probably using the 9600M GT though right? I've done xbench and geekbench and neither got the fan spinning up, or any real heat...odd...
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Sounds like a Vista issue, not a MBP issue. We all know Vista is not awell engineered software. But I appreciate you posting this. I was toying with installing Vista on mine but this have convinced me not to play in a condemned building. I'm going to stick with XP on my bootcamp partition.
  5. yabai macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Since Bootcamp was released, all compatible Macs have run hotter when booting Windows. Add to this that he felt the heat only when running the benchmark programs, and there's not much to be shocked about. Positive news: The Benchmark tool pushed the system to the limits in the OS that runs hotter, and nothing glitched, failed, or otherwise physically broke.
  6. ptjh macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2008
    Anyone benched xbenched & geekbenched their new 2.8 GHz MB Pro's yet? Would be awesome to see.
  7. nope7308 macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
    I read the PC Mag review and I think it's a Vista issue as well. Besides, the unibody enclosure should act like one big heatsink anyway.

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