Oddly high running operating temperature?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by David-fr, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. David-fr macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2008
    Bay Area
    hey All,

    I have a weird issue here, kind of a head scratcher...

    My Macbook pro Retina started making lots of fan noise in the last week. Today, I opened it and it was dusty, so I got things cleared out and blew air on the fans to where I can feel air flowing just fine. Then I closed it up and reset the SMC. The weird part is that the fans stopped making noise but the machine still runs very hot, though not to the touch!! Temperature apps have the machine running at 120 *F under very light load! But the machine to the touch is not abnormally hot. Like if the temperature sensor is failing.

    Screen Shot 2015-11-15 at 8.28.12 PM.png

    Not sure if I should worry or keep on using the machine normally. I know that if it overheats, It'll shut off, but this is very unsettling.

    Screen Shot 2015-11-15 at 8.30.18 PM.png

    Thanks for your help and comments.
  2. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)

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