Some 13"/256 SSD/i7 temperatures for perusal

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Thomas Davie, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Thomas Davie, Sep 14, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2011

    Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2004
    On a 2011 MBA. All temperatures are CPU readings from iStat menus 3

    Sitting idle (room temperature is approximately 19C): 38-43C
    Surfing wifi with bluetooth on: 44-59C
    Watching fullscreen 1280x720 video in VLC: ~61C
    Encoding a DVD to 1gb mp4 file using Ripit and the MBA external Superdrive: 91C

    I was a tad drunk when I recorded these numbers, so they may not be 100%. Entire case is cool to the touch save for the back left hinge area which is warmish, but not hot to the touch. Of course, fans are ramping up when encoding video, but that seems to be about the only time. SMC Fan Control not installed. Side by side with a 2009 MBP 17 it doesn't seem to run much hotter.

    I'm entirely comfortable with these numbers and my usage habits. Just thought I'd throw them out there so people could look at them if they want.



    [Dammit; wasn't wearing my glasses. Of course it was not a 2011 MBA :)]
  2. Kroner macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2011
    Seeing as it is a MBA from 2001, it is probably worth quite a bit, since it is probably a early prototype :p

    While I wasn´t drunk when checking this, I wasn´t really taking notes when I checked last time, but I am getting ca. the same numbers as well, doing the same tasks.
    Right now 47 ºC while surfing with wifi.
  3. orfeas0 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    It seems weird that watching a 720p video is almost at the same temperature as surfing the web... Especially using the 320m and not the hd3000!

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