Temperature managent on early 2011 mbp is amazing

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  1. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

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    my mid 2010 2.4ghz i5 macbook pro, temp hovers around 55 and never went below 50.

    my early 2011 2.2ghz i7 mbp, temp hovers around 39 and drops as low as 35!!

    the laptop feels so cool to the touch and no more burn palms!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Wait until you turn it on! :D Seriously, your temps will vary significantly, depending on the workload you put on your system.
     
  3. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    Got mine today and have been running AutoCAD for 3D purposes for a while now and my fan isn't even close to full speed. It is quite cool right now so it's good. I have the 13" i7 base model.
     
  4. imorton macrumors 6502

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    I use my 2011 13" Macbook Pro as a desktop type computer. It is running an external 24" monitor, three external USB hard drives, two USB webcams, wireless mouse, bluetooth keyboard, and the temps hover around 53-55 degrees.

    I find that it runs cooler (@ 45-47 deg) when I just use the Macbook Pro with no accessories, nor external monitor connected... Is this normal, for it to run cooler when running by itself?
     
  5. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

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    Mine runs a billion things may not all at once but temps are fine. The end.
     
  6. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    External monitor uses a lot of GPU power, which means warmer temps. It's normal.
     
  7. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    lol I use the hell out of my computer then. I have a 13" 2011 base model MBP. My temperature usually range in 67-77 degrees Fahrenheit. I usually have AutoCAD 2011, Dreamweaver, iTunes, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Skype running constantly haha :)
     
  8. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    I think you mean Celsius.
     
  9. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    That is very interesting.

    My 2010 2.4GHz i5 MBP idles around 35 degrees C, even when using PS.
     
  10. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    Ambient temperature plus amount of thermal paste used by the assembling tech are major factors in the operating temperature of a MB(P).
     
  11. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    **** son...yeah haha definitely celsius. I guess 12 hours of calculus in one day kinda fries your brain...
     
  12. superericla macrumors 6502

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    Running my 2011 15" MacBook Pro using all cores 100% doesn't even turn the fans on full blast.
     
  13. genexrocket macrumors regular

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    My 2008 2.4 Ghz Macbook Pro is at 60 C right now, just from browsing macrumors, :)
     
  14. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    MR is a hot site!

    ;)
     
  15. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    Not really knowing Fahrenheit I checked my conversion thingy, thought those numbers were a little off.
     
  16. tonyunreal macrumors regular

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    I'm always amazed by how my MacBook Pro can cool itself back to normal temperature in just about a minute after playing some graphics intense games.

    While working I use gfxCardStatus to prevent it from switching to discrete graphics and it never runs too hot, plus it beats most of the servers of my company in speed, I really have nothing to complain about.

    Every time some colleagues say to me: "LOL you buy a $3000 mac for Java programming", I point to them my previous PC laptop, which still works OK in our workplace, but runs way hotter and makes a lot of noise, and they all shut up.
     
  17. RetepNamenots macrumors 6502

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    My 2011 i7 is currently at 64C... Safari and iTunes are open, that's about it.
     
  18. stevemiller macrumors 68000

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    perhaps its a bit of a lucky draw, but my personal experience has been wonderful. 2011 15" 2.2ghz can be used on the lap for most common tasks and its in the low 40s. even rendering 8 threads full tilt, i don't think i've ever seen it break 90, and my older 2008 system wouldn't hesitate to go over 100ºC. i hope ivy bridge and beyond continues this trend, as it definitely makes laptops definitely lap-friendly again!
     
  19. RamJetWorm macrumors newbie

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    I have a mains energy monitor that shows the energy usage in WATTS for any given device.
    I measured my MacBook Pro 17" and it idles at ~20 WATTS. Fluctuates up to about 40 WATTS during web browsing.

    I measured my Dell Studio 16 laptop which idles at a whopping 70 WATTS!! :eek:
    What a difference.
     
  20. thinkinblue613 macrumors 6502

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    Curious what others have to say about the range of temperature use. I've had mine between 100 to 180 degrees F. Is that normal for everyone?
     
  21. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    If the machine doesn't go over 90 degrees Celsius, you're fine. My old blackbook would stay in the 80s when I pushed it to do anything, however, I haven't gotten my machine higher than 60 yet.

    Get SMC fan control (if you're into micromanaging or whatever) and tweek to your heart's content :) (I actually got it to use in bootcamp and to have a temperature gauge in the menubar).
     
  22. cibby macrumors member

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    When you're reporting your temp, which one is it, the CPU? I have the iStat widget and it has many temps.

    My CPU hovers in the high 60s to low 70s just browsing.
     
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  24. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The CPU or GPU is usually the highest temps. That's what most people report, unless they're talking about something else in particular.
    iStat Menus or iStat Pro
     
  25. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    Well GG pretty much summed it up lol; I use smcFan control to control my fan speed and it also has a setting to show temps in the menubar. MenuMeters is a good one as well that can show much more; all in the menubar.

    But yea, people just post CPU temps as those are always the highest; if you aren't working in the desert, everything else pretty much stays in or around the lower half (50)
     

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