Solutions to high temps while idling? 2011

auhlixer

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Original poster
Apr 15, 2006
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Philadelphia, PA
My new 2011 mbp 2.3ghz 15.4" idles with nothing running at 150f in osx and win 7 bootcamp.

Under load runs about 160f-180f

8gb owc ram
240gb owc merq extreme 6g osx
in optibay ocz agility 2 120gb


So far i reset smc and pram

Is there anything else i can do besides reapply thermal paste?
 

Jexta

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Apr 11, 2011
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Working in an Apple Service Center, I have seen a few machines lately that have been running a little hotter than the norm. This hasn't affected performance and the machine still shuts down correctly when it reaches an unsafe temperature. If you are concerned about it, get the machine back to where you bought it and get another or have it looked at.

The only problem I can see is that it may cause your machine to have component failure if the high temps are consistent over a long period of use.
 

auhlixer

macrumors regular
Original poster
Apr 15, 2006
207
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Philadelphia, PA
The fans stay at 2000rpm unless it gets to like 164f :(


Working in an Apple Service Center, I have seen a few machines lately that have been running a little hotter than the norm. This hasn't affected performance and the machine still shuts down correctly when it reaches an unsafe temperature. If you are concerned about it, get the machine back to where you bought it and get another or have it looked at.

The only problem I can see is that it may cause your machine to have component failure if the high temps are consistent over a long period of use.
 

iLog.Genius

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Feb 24, 2009
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The fans stay at 2000rpm unless it gets to like 164f :(
This is generally the case if you're not using some sort of fan control, the fans will stay in their default speed (2000rpm) until they reach around 70 C (around 164 F).

As for why you're idling at those temperatures is a different problem. Even if your fans stay at 2000rpm, the temperature should eventually drop back down to 50 C.
 

bizzle

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Jun 29, 2008
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It has a little something to do with the fact that the manufacturing plants put far too much thermal compound.
 
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