Overheat MacBook Pro 2016 - Second Screen

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  1. marcocm, Mar 13, 2018
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018

    marcocm macrumors newbie

    marcocm

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    hi there!
    I have a question. Is it normal for the MacBook Pro 2016 to heat up about 15/20 when connecting an external monitor? in my case I am using a belkin usb-c to VGA adapter in which the second monitor has a FULLHD resolution.

    I did some tests and created a log of the temperatures. link from image: https://ibb.co/icMwFH
    I've been to a store with mac, and they say it's normal. But even comparing my Mac with other macs, of people with whom I work, this does not happen.
     
  2. impulse462 macrumors 68000

    impulse462

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    You have a 15”? If so, connecting an external display turns on the dGPU which does increase temps 15/20C at idle.

    Not sure what the behavior is for the 13” models.
     
  3. marcocm thread starter macrumors newbie

    marcocm

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    Yes, it is the 15'' Model.
    So, its normal. Still a bit high for iddle usage, but ok....

    tanks!
     
  4. impulse462 macrumors 68000

    impulse462

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    I see the same 15/20C jump in CPU temp at idle when I connect to an external display (~35C to 50-55C). they might seem high but 15" MBPs in general run hot and it doesn't help when apple insists on making them marginally thinner.

    According to intel's websites these processors are made to withstand up to 100C.
     

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