rMBP Max extended temp

cclloyd

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Is there a maximum temperature I should allow my Mbp to be at for a long time? When I play most games, it sits at about 180F for however long I play, which can be 6 hours at times. Is that at all damaging to the machine?

What about when it was at 212 for 4 hours to convert video?
 

snaky69

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Is there a maximum temperature I should allow my Mbp to be at for a long time? When I play most games, it sits at about 180F for however long I play, which can be 6 hours at times. Is that at all damaging to the machine?

What about when it was at 212 for 4 hours to convert video?
Search the forums, this has been beaten to death a thousand times over.

If the computer is not shutting down due to overheating, you're not damaging anything in a meaningful way. Use your machine instead of obsessing over it.
 

Doward

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Is there a maximum temperature I should allow my Mbp to be at for a long time? When I play most games, it sits at about 180F for however long I play, which can be 6 hours at times. Is that at all damaging to the machine?

What about when it was at 212 for 4 hours to convert video?
212F = 100C - that's too hot.

Your system should not stabilize over 95C (~203F) Under 90C means your system is performing very well (194F).

As a reference, my 2.5Ghz Late 2011 holds 3.3Ghz while encoding in FCPX, GPU (HD6770M 1GB) running full tilt, and my temperatures stabilize ~88C (~190F)
 

cclloyd

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Well for most other things it sits between 180, and the occasional game makes it climb to 200 and sit there. It was only the video conversion that made it at 212.
 
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