Safe Operating Temp?

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  1. Treeman574 macrumors regular

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    I have the 15" baseline 2011 mbp, but i'm worried about the operating temperature stated on the apple website.

    Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F
    (10° to 35° C)

    At the moment it's autumn, but the temp is almost past 40C (104F). While idle the CPU and GPU are running at 63C (145F) and 57C (135F) respectively. The fans are running at about 2000rpm.

    Should I be worried, and is it a good idea to get some kind of extra fan to help cool the laptop?
     
  2. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    The cooler the better, I don't think your laptop is in danger though. I read somewhere that every 10 deg C increase halves the life of the electronic components in the laptop but I don't have the source so take that with a pinch of salt. Heat is the enemy of electronics and everyone knows that so if you can stand the noise, increase the fan speed.
     
  3. Treeman574 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How exactly do you force the fan speed to increase? I'm new to laptops.
     
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  6. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    SMC Fan Control works. I prefer Fan Control though (no SMC prefix). It gives you more control over the fan parameters and then you don't need to manually adjust the speed afterwards.
     
  7. Gol27 macrumors regular

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    Will having the fans going at a higher rpm damage them in any way?
    As let's face it if I over work the fans an end up killing them the laptops had it anyway.
     

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