Really Hot MacbookPro

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

  1. cjhoare macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2009

    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

  2. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    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:,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


    Feb 24, 2009
    Toronto, Ontario
    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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