Refurbished RMBP 15 Problem?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ChaoticFury, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. ChaoticFury macrumors newbie

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    Toronto
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    Hey Guys,

    I just got my Retina Macbook Pro 15 inch from Apple the other day. I have been really enjoying it but I have a few concerns. When I play games and watch Netflix or something on my computer it gets very hot. I understand that the heat dissipates in front of the screen. My problem is when I am gaming, I normally keep one hand on the number keys for shortcuts etc.

    The buttons there get extremely hot, hot to the point where I can't touch them. I checked the CPU and GPU Temps and it shows in Istat that the GPU is somewhere between 70-90C depending on how long I have been running the game and the cpu is hot but not badly hot. My question is, is this normal?

    I know that a lot of people have asked this and I have done a bunch of research before coming here. The other thing is, I have a glass desk, and if I touch the underside of my glass desk I can feel it be incredibly hot from the laptop.

    Anyway any advice in the matter is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    Everything you mentioned is normal. My average temp is 45-60 Celsius (average meaning word processing, web browsing, etc.). When gaming, it's 90-100. Perfectly normal.

    You might want to look into getting a laptop cooling pad if you're concerned.
     

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