New MacBook Pro 13" heating problems?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nicarlo, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Nicarlo macrumors newbie

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    Good day Fellow mac gurus,

    i just got the new macbook pro and have been using it quite often for the last couple of weeks. I can't help but notice how hot it gets and wonder if its normal.

    heres the temp (in celcius)

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    normal or not ?
     
  2. cababah macrumors 68000

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    I can't see the picture, what is your CPU temp?
     
  3. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    Mine gets to 129 F or so with FF open and the usual stuff.

    When I run Fusion it gets to 175 F.

    I hope this is normal.
     
  4. JaHull macrumors member

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    73 celcius on the cpu is normal for your cpu doing medium to heavy work, if it is that temperature after you boot it for the first time or just web surfing check if you are blocking any of the cooling vents on the back of the laptop or raise your laptop so it can get air under it
     
  5. Nicarlo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    73 celcius
     
  6. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

    smartalic34

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    Nicarlo and MM07: those temps are fine. Nicarlo: what did you have running when you took that screenshot?

    if your fans are at their base values, I wouldnt worry. I have also found that i both my 15" MBP and my sister's 13" MBP, the temperature varies greatly with ambient temperature. how warm is the room?
     
  7. Frosties macrumors 6502a

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    What is your fan speed during those temps and yes the macbook tends to have these temps. If you stress both cores you will see higher values.
     
  8. Nicarlo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    the room that i was in wasnt very hot but was warm. I will admit i was doing a lot of transferring at around 20megs/sec (backing up to my nas). The system fans were turning at around 2200rpm.

    Im new to this macbook pro business so just wanted to double check with this awesome community.

    Thanks a bunch guys

    cheers
     
  9. MM07 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just wondering if I should add the fan control.
     
  10. cababah macrumors 68000

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    if you are physically uncomfortable with the computer at that temperature on your lap, then you should install a program for your own comfort...however, it is more than in spec with the safe range that the CPU should operate at.
     

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