Switched to higher performance when adapter connected,but higher temp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djvic87, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. djvic87 macrumors regular

    Feb 14, 2009
    Right now I am testing the higher performance on graphics. But when I am doing normal things such as using firefox as I speak, the cpu is at 54 to 60c. Is this normal? I did a screenshot on istat so you can see for yourself.

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  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Completely normal. Range from 40* to 80*C, then 81*C to 89*C is considered somewhat high but still within the normal if you are doing many things and running "heavy" apps.

    NOT normal would be something like 90*C to 100*C. Unless you are over clocking or doing something really intensive.
  3. La-vida227 macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2009
    I'm experiencing the same thing. In fact, this is really the first time I've used the 9600GT for anything not graphic intense and I'm noticing that mine is hovering at around 60c.

    Edit: I believe yours is the 256mb card while I have the 512mb card... I wonder if that could be the cause for the marginal difference (mine is also on a zalman notebook cooler).
  4. atheros07 macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2009
    Cambridge, MA
    It's completely normal. The 9600 on my UMBP runs around 5 to 10 degrees warmer than the 9400 (usually mid 50 degrees C to 60 degrees C with nothing too intensive).
  5. MacGeek767 macrumors member


    Mar 31, 2009
    Chicago, Illinois

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