Really hot MBP normal?

BlackBlade

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 4, 2010
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i have a MBP
specs

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
 

r.j.s

Moderator emeritus
Mar 7, 2007
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Texas
When you are playing games, you are doing something intensive and the heat is normal. The same thing happens when encoding video.
 

tallguy

macrumors regular
Jun 11, 2008
154
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Canada
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.
 

tdgrn

macrumors 6502
May 1, 2008
362
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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.