Running temperature of 2.2Ghz 2011 MBP

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  1. JavaWizKid macrumors 6502a

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    My cpu seems to idle at 70C with 2 monitors. Is this normal? My 2008 MBP idled at 55C with 2 monitors... However, I haven't tried SL on the 2011 MBP, my old MBP ran SL, does Lion run hotter?

    When I unplug the monitor, the temperature is more respectable 40-50C.

    Does java just in general suck on macs because playing mine craft jumps the cpu to 85C instantly nearly 90C and the fans kick in to 6.2kRPM.
     
  2. gakuran hitori macrumors regular

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    Yeah that's about normal. mine is usually 60-65C but my room is always cold.
     
  3. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What OS are you on, there are reports of Lion making notebooks hotter.
     
  4. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Mine idles at 50 degrees even when the room is hot. No external monitors, both 10.6.8 and Lion had the same temps.

    As long as it's below 95, it's not going to damage your computer. :)
     
  5. JavaWizKid, Aug 14, 2011
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    JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a dual monitor setup so it uses the dedicated gpu rather than the Intel one. But 70C seems a bit hot for idling.
     
  6. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Before I redid my thermal paste mine idled at 58 - 62C with two monitors (Dedicated GPU). Now it's closer to 43C.
    Stopped my fans from running whenever I opened anything ;)
    anyway have you opened Activity Monitor to double check nothing is running that you don't know about?
     
  7. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    mds mdworker seem to be using an awful lot of cpu.
     
  8. JavaWizKid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sorted, mac idles at 58C now, it must have been the indexing 24 hours in action! Thanks
     
  9. gakuran hitori macrumors regular

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    Yeah I disable spotlight for that reason. It seemed to be indexing constantly and annoyed me. I wish you could just tell it when to index.
     
  10. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    ^I think you can; saw it in a program or guide or something... somewhere. Maybe Onyx?

    But mine idles around 60 or so; room is in the high 70s to 80.

    However when playing a game the CPUs get to ~95 C; rest of the machine stays around 50 C or lower though.

    2011 13 inch Pro.
     

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