Penryn MBP seems to run much cooler than Merom

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  1. thadoggfather Suspended

    thadoggfather

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    Anyone else have this experience in a significant way? I can actually put the "notebook" on my lap without feeling the burn.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    It should, the Penryn 45 nm chip puts out significantly less heat than the Merom
     
  3. skiesforme macrumors 6502

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    My penryn MBP runs at 49C most of the time. Shoots up to 63C when ripping n encoding (Handbrake). I am happy !! :D
     
  4. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

    thadoggfather

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    what does your Merom machine run at ? I used to have 2.2 merom now I have the 2.4 Penryn.

    Old base vs. New base.
     
  5. Ryox macrumors 6502a

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    yup, my MBP seems to run noticeably cooler than my friends SR MB & MBP.
     
  6. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I was very surprised how much cooler it was. The previous version on AC on a lap was downright painful. The one is quite tolerable.
     
  7. andrewdale macrumors 6502a

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    I've been sitting at the mall doing a lab report. web surfing, and downloading torrents for the past hour or so, and I'm currently running at 113F/45C.

    I rarely get over 130F/55C, but, I also don't have ProTools loaded up yet. But Reason doesn't push it much higher.

    Oh yeah, and my battery life is kick-butt. 5-hours of class life, easily.
    ...
    Such a great first Mac. :)
     

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