Question about temps (2011 15")

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by punchwalk, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. punchwalk macrumors regular

    May 16, 2010
    Maryland, USA
    I just started playing with my new MBP this evening. It's a 15" 2.2 Quad, HR, 7200rpm HDD. I installed smcFanControl.

    Normally it idles near 40C which is normal. I fired up a 1080p streaming video and the temperature jumped almost instantly to the low 60C range. Same thing happened when I tried FaceTime. I know 60 isn't critical by any means, but is the sudden jump normal?
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    Yup, completely normal. 1080p video will work the CPU a bit more thus causing the temps to rise. Even if its a sudden jump, nothing to worry about at all.
  3. ptruong31 macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2011
    just so i dont have to start a new thread, what is the critical temperature point?
  4. karohan macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    That's normal and not too bad at all. I would be worried if you're going over 100 C.

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