Normal temperatures for Macbook?

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  1. cdwheel macrumors newbie

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    Hello!
    My 13 inch Macbook has been getting kind of warm on the right side lately, and with iStat Pro it appears the temperatures of the picture I'm uploading. Are these temperatures normal?? Are the fans okay? I'm not sure, but I think it's been a little slow as well, and I've just bought it 3 months ago...
     

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  2. marold280 macrumors 6502

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  3. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    What were you doing at the time the CPU was at 71 degrees?
     
  4. cdwheel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it's aluminium!

    and I haven't done anything. I had just restarted it, and only firefox and aMSN were opened
     
  5. marold280 macrumors 6502

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    aMsn sucks everything out of any mac. i wouldnt recommend it. adium or mercury
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    temps look perfectly fine. it should idle at 50-60.
     
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  8. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    I'm on a white MB, 2.1, 4GB Ram running:

    Firefox
    Ventrilo
    iTunes

    And I'm somewhere in the 30-60 degrees (depending on what part of the computer). These computers do get hot and normally it will regulate it self. I wouldn't worry until its spiking above ~72.
     
  9. cdwheel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks very much for your answers!

    this forum is awesome, cheers!
     
  10. Fizzoid macrumors 68020

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    But it's idling at 71, Firefox and aMSN are hardly CPU intensive. Mine will idle with Safari, MSN, and Skype open >50
     
  11. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Its not really idling because he has 30% combined system and user in the CPU. Something is running. Mine idles at 10% system/user with FF, Preview, Transmission and Mail running.
     
  12. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    That depends on clock speed. i got Safari, Mail, Address book, Preview, Skype, Adium and Netbeans running ~4-8% idle. :)
     
  13. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    yeah i have iTunes, iPhoto, Mail, iChat, Safari (obv), iCal, Stickies and Adium open and i'm not using a power supply... and i'm at 43 C so yeah
     
  14. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    What you have loaded and running does not matter. What matters is what you are doing with the computer. The best thing to look at is "Activity meter". Is the CPU near 100% or close to zero. That is what matters.

    The aluminum case is designed to be hot. It is a heat sink. The computer is cooled in part by using the case as a heat sink. The other option is to use a fan but people don't like the fan noise. So it's a trade off between fan noise and case temperature. Apple desiged to let the case get warm but you can download a program to control to fans and adjust the trade off more to your liking
     
  15. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The OPs is at least as fast as mine. ;)
     

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