Sr Mbp Hott!!

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  1. ash06 macrumors member

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    hey there, i recently bought a new sr mbp
    well.. for the first few days it was fine
    but now it get HOT. and i mean hot, you cannot have it on your lap without feeling REALLY uncomfortable,:eek: the 'enclosure bottom' temp regularly reads 40C is this normal??:confused::confused:
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Have you installed loads of 'background' apps, things which sit in the Menu bar at the top right, or loads of dashboard widgets? Even extra System Preferences panes?

    These will all make the computer have to work harder, and as a result, heat up.

    It will get very hot if you use it running from the power supply. It'll run much cooler on the battery.
     
  3. philgilder macrumors 68000

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    using it on your lap, or any soft surface, will make the laptop run slightly hotter as air cant get to the bottom of the laptop, thats what the little legs are for

    anyway, mbp do run hot, they have a hell of a lot of power in a small case
    the components can run up to 120C (250F) or so safely - although regular use at this temp will shorten the life of the mbp
    a typical temperature is 45-50C (110-120F) so yours is fine :)
     
  4. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    Mine idles at 50 after running for a couple of hours with fans spinning on 3000 RPM and it isn't uncomfortable on my thighs. Great in these sad winter months actually :)
     
  5. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    My MBP 2.2 SR is cool as a cucumber. It's fans run, but it's not even mildly warm (Palmrest, bottom casing). Not sure why, but I won't complain. Most stressful thing I do on it though is import/export loads of filemaker data. :D
     
  6. ash06 thread starter macrumors member

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    hey guys,
    as always, thanks to everyone who responded

    ah i see, no i havn't really installed any bg apps in leopard

    i think its because im running Parallels eh?
    it just seems to get really hot,

    CPU A reads 65C
    CPU Diode Reads 75C

    just wondering, is this normal?:confused:
     
  7. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    You're pretty normal as long as it's under 100c
     
  8. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    My CPU is running at 39C under Tiger. Highest I've seen it get is 41C.
     
  9. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    Mine runs idle at 45-55c and goes as high as 85c during video encoding etc. Intel official specs state that the chips are designed to run at up to 100c.
     
  10. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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