scary temperature

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by halisray, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. halisray macrumors regular

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    hey guys,

    just wondering if this is normal lol

    im ripping a dvd using handbrake
    downloading a movie using transmission
    and typing this msg via safari

    and my CPU temperature is 89C

    is that normal? usually its like 40-50C when browsing safari and itunes
    and when i play cs1.6 using crossover it gets up to 80C

    are these normal temperatures for a new unibody macbook? i guess so eh? i use a stand and everything lol

    thanks for the help!
     
  2. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure your computer knows what it's doing and will take action if necessary. Don't worry about it.


    Why is that so funny?
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    That's normal if you are really pushing for an extended period of time.
     
  4. halisray thread starter macrumors regular

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    not sure


    thanks for the help!
     
  5. MacOCD macrumors regular

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    Your computer has an internal heat measuring system, if the heat sinks fail to do the job, your computer will shut down, before it overheats. :)
     
  6. himanshupant macrumors newbie

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    But could it harm the battery by damaging some cells ??
     
  7. Pax macrumors 6502a

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    Unlikely. The only hot bits are the CPU & GPU dies and the heatsink connecting them. The battery is well away from all this action. And the temperature difference between "normal" and "shutdown" is probably only a few degrees C. An extra couple of degrees for a few seconds won't affect the battery.
     

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