New Macbook pro temp readings

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ninja10, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. ninja10 macrumors newbie

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    I just got my first Mac and its the new Macbook Pro and saw a lot of people using SMC fan controller so I download it. My Macbook Pro runs at 125-130f when i set the fans at 3k rpm while I'm surfing the net and doing light stuff. What does everybody reads on their Macbook Pro? At what temp should I start worrying about my MacBook Pro overheating?
     
  2. eddyhttp macrumors regular

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    right now my late mbp with the same set up as you are doing is running at 115. when i play flash games or youtube it hits 134. the most i've seen it was at 173. Personally I dont understand why sometimes i surf i get 115 and another time i get 150s.
     
  3. hitman45400 macrumors regular

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    mine is running (using iStat) and it's at about 80 or 90F
     
  4. eddyhttp macrumors regular

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    I think i figured out why the temp runs so high on my laptop. I have a lot of tabs open on firefox and in the activity monitor it says that firefox is using 99-100 of the cpu. I wonder why my mbp doesn't increase the fan speed higher than 2000 rpm. I run smcfancontrol at 3k and the temp is at 149 instead of 160
     
  5. ninja10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    when i rip a dvd it gets up to 160f. up the fan speed to 5200 rpm and it keeps it at 150f. i just want to know at what point will my macbook pro shut down because its getting to hot.
     
  6. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    225F or so, I believe. Tcase on the CPU I'm pretty sure is 105C, which is 221F. The actual shut down point a little higher (I believe it's called Tjmax), IIRC.
     
  7. barefeats macrumors 65816

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    Temps with Quake 4 Cranking

    I compared various temperature probes on the MacBook Pro 2.53 and 2.8 using Hardware Monitor while running Quake 4 at high resolution and high quality.

    The CPU, GPU, memory controller, and northbridge temps were virtually identical through multiple nettimedemo runs. I'll post the details on BareFeats.com tomorrow when I post the 3D Game results comparing the two models.
     
  8. eddyhttp macrumors regular

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    Do you think you can tell me if the 2.53 late mbp can run fallout 3 fine? I don't need everything to be on high quality. Just some of the shaders on medium, will it run smoothly?

    I am having the hardest time deciding on whether to get it for the ps3 or pc. this game will take my life and i dont want my gf to watch me play it on my tv. so i want to get it for the pc so she can watch tv while i am on the laptop.
     

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