really worries about my temps!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by harrishimo, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. harrishimo macrumors member

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    hey guys, just asking for a bit of help really, only had my macbook for a day and when im generally web browsing etc, using istat pro im noticing quite high temps for the different components;

    HD macintosh HD : 33
    CPU A : 78
    Enclosure base : 31
    Enclosure base 2 : 31
    Enclosure base 3 : 29
    Heatsink A : 71
    Heatsink B : 61
    Northbridge 1 : 53

    *all numbers are the temps, im just a bit worried cos i know of the damage that it can do to a computer

    Any help at all will be greatly appreciated :D
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    those numbers are FINE! they seriously are. dont worry.

    keep the back of the MB away from say a blanket, always give it some air.

    have you been watching some youtube? that will always get it running a tad hot.

    its fine!
     
  3. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Ah - those do look a bit high! What have you been doing on it, and for how long?

    My last-gen white macbook is about -25° less than the CPU and heatsink temps you posted.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i wouldnt say they are high, we have no idea where he is using it (bed, desk, outside temperature) or what apps he is using..
     
  5. daisun macrumors newbie

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    What's your fan speed? I've only seen my cpu that high while having several apps open ie. photoshop, fusion, safari, messenger etc.

    You should check what processes are running in the background. Maybe there's something running which isn't suppose to.

    You could also try smcFanControl (dont have link, but google will find it) its a program which lets you change the minimum speed at which the fans will spin. By default they are set at min 2000rpm.
     
  6. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah which is why I asked what he was doing - but the way the questions was worded led me to think that he hadn't had it on for long.

    OP: Anything flash related, such as youtube will get up your temps.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    ok fair enough :) hopefully he replies soon.
     
  8. harrishimo thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the quick replies

    i had it on a pillow on my knee so i think it might not have had enough air

    all i had running was safari, finder and i tunes

    ive now got smcfancontrol and ive set the min fan speed to 2200 RPM and it seems to be keeping it below 70

    should i tryn to keep it on tables and the like?

    thanks
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    oh the pillow explains it, it cuts off circulation. the only vent is at the back.

    yes try to keep it on tables, or use a book instead of a pillow :) 78° isnt that hot, we have all had hotter :) SMCFanControl is very useful and will save you a few months lifetime in the longrun :)

    goodluck with your new MB!
     
  10. harrishimo thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks a lot, last thing ill ask though...

    ive now got it on my table and the fan is on a min speed of 2000RPM

    according to smcfancontrol its at 75 degrees, is that about right, it wont harm the computer will it?

    thanks very much for bein so understandin btw :D
     
  11. dylanbrown macrumors 6502

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    No need to worry! I've had my MacBook for over 1year, and at times, the CPU A temp has reached above 90! I think it is safe to say that some Apple products do run a little bit hot. (My Time Capsule gives out a nice heat too!)
     
  12. harrishimo thread starter macrumors member

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    good to hear, im just casually working on it now and its dropped to below 50 degrees and the fans only at 2000rpm

    i think i just panicked, dont want anything to happen to my new child, hahaha
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    haha, in regards to your other question it wont damage it at all. my original MBP sits around those temperatures 24/7!! so just be lucky your CPU is actually produced with thermal thoughts and can actually stay cool! haha

    the computer has a built in hardware shutdown, if it gets to hot it will turn off with no warning, but you will never get it that high. :)
     

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