Really Hot MacbookPro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cjhoare, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. cjhoare macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    According to my iStat pro, my core temperature is running at almost 100c when my computer is doing a tough task (rendering video for example), despite my fans doing 6000rpm. Is this ok?!

    I'd thought about perhaps cleaning the fans on my laptop (macbook pro, core 2 duo 2.33ghz, not unibody), is this a possible solution?

    Any help gratfeully recieved! Thanks

    Chris.
     
  2. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

    Patriks7

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    I believe that 6000rpm is the maximum they can go.
    If it's causing any other problems for you, I suggest you get one of these cooling pads (example: http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/notebook_products/stands/devices/5493&cl=at,de). I use mine whenever I'm at home (I just have a bit different model than shown on that site) and it constantly keeps the temperature below 60° even if I use very task intensive apps.
    Very helpful IMO.
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    If the fans are working, like they are, it's probably because the fans/heatsink/internal parts are very dusty. I know a few people with MacBook/MacBook Pro's have cleaned their fans and it showed a noticeable improvement.
     

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