re: how do you perform a heat test

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gramps416, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. gramps416 macrumors member

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    Hello,
    I am a proud new owner of a 15" 2.2.
    I am trying out various tests to make sure everything is ship shape.

    I wanted to know how to perform a test that works the cpu and gpu, to see if my machine falls in an acceptable temperature range.

    Please note that I don't have much software installed at this point.
    thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't need to perform such tests. Just use your Mac normally. In the unlikely event that you encounter a problem, that's what your warranty is for.

    There is no overheating problem with MBPs; only a perceived one. For more info, read this.
     
  3. gramps416 thread starter macrumors member

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    but there are anomalies. I am not the first one to jump and exchange things. I guess I just want peace of mind. Could you still recommend a method?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read the post I linked that describes things that put higher demands on the CPU/GPU. It's really pointless, as the number of MBPs with defects and true overheating problems is a miniscule percentage of those sold. If it floats your boat, knock yourself out!
     
  5. gramps416 thread starter macrumors member

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    good link. I don't understand somthing. are you saying that resetting the SMC will do it? also does that also work the GPU as well?

    is that the easiest way?
     
  6. JR1993 macrumors regular

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    No. If the fans are spinning but there is no excess heat, reset SMC to solve the problem.

    Macbook pro's are known to get 'hot' because of the aluminium casing, which conducts a lot more heat that a plastic laptop will. Therefore, even if it gets hot, then it is not overheating. If it overheats, the intel chip will shut down the laptop to prevent damage. At that point is when you contact apple.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's not what I was referring to. This is:
     

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