Safe temperature for the cpu?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TruthSerum44, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. TruthSerum44 macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2008
    Hello all,

    I'm running Folding@Home and my CPU is at a constant 88-90 degrees celsius. Is this a safe operating temperature? Thanks :)
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    That's starting to push the limit. ...Is this computer on a flat, cool surface?
  3. TruthSerum44 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2008
    It's on a regular wood desk. Flat, but I'm not sure I'd say it's "cool."

    I'll look into a cooling unit...any recommendations for a Macbook?
  4. mrtune macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Is that how hot it runs all the time? Even when doing simple stuff like surfing the web and checking email?

    Mine will run that hot, but only when doing cpu intensive stuff like video encoding. Otherwise it runs much cooler like 35-45 with the fan running at it's lowest speed.
  5. TruthSerum44 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2008
    It only runs that hot when I run Folding@Home (which is essentially all the time). When just running my usual set of apps (adium, safari, mail, etc.), I've never heard the fans and it rests at about 50 degrees celsius.
  6. pyr0sphere macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    Then there's no problem with it, hardware wise

    If the CPU is constantly doing a heavy load (which I assume happens with that app) then the temp is going to constantly be high

    If the CPU isn't doing a heavy load, then the temps will be low

    I think it might be a bit dangerous if it's running at that temp for long periods of time.
  7. ocielleyva1988 macrumors newbie

    Apr 14, 2010
    are you sure is Celsius not F

    hey maybe check your fans
  8. TWIXMIX macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2010
    Sorry to hijack, but what's a same temperature for the Nvidia 330m GT GPU? I'm running some stuff in bootcamp and it gets pretty hot, so I'm just curious.
  9. m85476585 macrumors 65816

    Feb 26, 2008

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