Retina Macbook Pro getting VERY hot with use

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NJRonbo, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    Noticed my Retina Macbook Pro has been getting very hot with use.

    I have Istat Menu running and it shows a huge spike in CPU usage.

    MDS runs at 96-99%.

    What is that related to and should I shut it off?

    (Running Mountain Lion BTW)
     
  2. spdntrxi macrumors regular

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    you are missing details.. like what temps are you seeing..

    open activity monitor and see what is using the CPU
     
  3. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

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    If it gets too hot then it will shut off on its own. But thats rare.
     
  4. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Temperature is at 122 degrees.

    Not sure what "too high" would be.

    It seems Mail may be the culprit taking up 22% CPU. But even shutting that down I am still seeing spikes.

    Checking Activity Monitor and CPU usage but I can't seem to get a firm reading as it keeps changing numbers and positions.

    Ultimately, I am new at trying to decipher this kind of thing.

    If someone can tell me what "too hot" may be, I would appreciate.

    Nice to know the system will automatically shut down if it gets too hot to prevent damage.
     

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