Question on battery and temperature for MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Maclover564, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Maclover564 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2009
    I've had my MacBook since last Christmas, so it's the model from fall 2009. Okay, so my question is, what does this mean for my "battery health": 144 cycles, 88% (4798mAh)? Also, what's the normal/average temp. for a mac to run at? Right now my fans RPM is 1998, and the temps are:
    HD: Macintosh HD: 110 degrees (fahrenheit)
    CPU A: 137
    Heatsink B: 125
    Enclosure bottom: 101
    Northbridge 1: 121
    HD Bay 1: 110

    It's pretty hot in my room right now, and it just finished charging.
  2. Pax macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2003
    Using MRoogle will tell you a lot about battery health and CPU temperatures.
    But I would say don't panic, your Mac looks OK.
    Battery health can vary a lot over time, 88% is nothing to panic
    CPU temperature depends a lot on what your Mac is doing, particularly eg Flash in Web browsers can change it wildly. Before you start comparing CPU temperatures I would reboot your Mac, don't start any programs, and leave it 5-10 minutes.

    But frankly I wouldn't bother doing any of this, just use your Mac, it's fine.
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Your computer is fine, like Pax said, the battery percent will vary and is really only an estimate. Your temps look ok, although your HD is a bit hotter than mine typically is, which is around 100F, but I don't see any need to worry about it.

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