Suggestions about heat.. my first MBP

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  1. zfxp macrumors newbie

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    I have a mid-2012 mac book pro I got for $150 from an auction..
    2.7 i7
    16gb ram
    768gb ssd

    at idle using istat menu's paid: 38 - 42 degrees
    watching netflix using safari: 50 - 61 degrees
    both of these temps are with fans at full...

    is this normal?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Yes, very nice temps...

    Some folks doing gaming, or more CPU-intense stuff might see temps (normal) exceeding 90C or over 100 for brief periods.

    Your temps are quite normal.
     
  3. zfxp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh okay, just wanting to make sure.
    I just ran geekbench and hit a max of 104, then dip down to 76 then back up, then back down..

    Okay great.
    I got it for such a good deal I don't want to lose it to heat
     
  4. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    With fans at full RPM? 60°C doing virtually nothing with fans at full RPM? Really?
     
  5. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    I would not say watching Netflix is virtually nothing. Quite far from it, really.
     
  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Depends on the OS. Yosemite with Safari 8 enables HTML5 playback which uses a fraction of the CPU of the Silverlight plugin used on older OS X versions.
     
  7. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Netflix really eats up CPU power.

    $150 for a mid-2012 retina 15", maxed out?

    You're one really lucky chap.

    $150 today would only get me a Intel Compute Stick (with a pathetic quad core Bay Trail CPU, 2GB RAM and a 32GB eMMC drive).
     
  8. SarcasticJoe macrumors 6502a

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    Netfilx is far from nothing when it's not running in HTML5 mode (which I'll only do in some rare cases) as it's built using a plugin from Microsoft called Silverlight, which is an absolute mess from an optimization standpoint and isn't going to get any better as Microsoft themselves have pretty much abandoned it.

    Other than that, those temperatures are fine. They're actually lower than those on my 2011 model machine, specially with Netflix which will make my machine run at around 70-80c and even more when I try using it on the bed.
     
  9. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    ;)
     
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    Are you working outside in the winter? That seems like really, really cold temps. My iPhone loses all battery power and shuts down when it's really cold outside less than 10 or so if I use it outside.
     
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  14. Xeridionix macrumors regular

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    Yeah, don't hold out on us! Haha.

    Seriously though, your temperatures look great. Don't worry too much about it, just use and enjoy your new MacBook Pro. :)
     
  15. zfxp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it was an estate sale, and no one knew what it was so I got lucky, had no idea it was a retina model either, just won it for $150 bucks, got it home to a charger, and voila hit the lotto this weekend
     
  16. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Your temps are fine.

    For future reference, this is a subject that comes up (way too) often. There are literally thousands upon thousands of threads regarding MacBook Pro temperature just on this one forum. Usually, a search through the forum will pull up the info you need.
     

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