Question on battery and temperature for MacBook

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

  1. Maclover564 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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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