Really hot MBP normal?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BlackBlade, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. BlackBlade macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2010
    i have a MBP

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro5,3
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 6 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz

    sometimes when m playing games it gets so hot i cant touch it and im worried something is wrong, is it?
    also yes my fan is working
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    When you are playing games, you are doing something intensive and the heat is normal. The same thing happens when encoding video.
  3. tallguy macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2008
    You should definitely get this application. It allows you to manually set the speed of your fans. Before using SMC my fans never seemed to speed up enough to properly cool the machine. I was always paranoid.
  4. tdgrn macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2008
    Little Rock, AR
    Download a widget called iStat Pro. It can tell you your temperatures on your MBP. Anything in the 70 - 90 Celsius is acceptable. You can also download an application called Fan Control that will make your fans kick on much sooner than normal, based on the temperature that your computer is running. Hope this helps.

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