Temperature

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by adder7712, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. adder7712 macrumors 68000

    adder7712

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    I was exporting a screen recording in ScreenFlow, the fans were spinning like crazy and I checked the CPU temperature using iStat and it was 95C!

    Is this normal and would it cause damage to the processor?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    No, as exporting video is CPU intensive and if the CPU is intensively used, it draws more power, which results in more heat (touch your power adapter during hight CPU usage and just charging to feel it), and as more heat is generated, the fan does its work and spins faster.
    The CPU in your MB can take up 105° C and if it reaches a too high temperature, it will shut down.



     
  3. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000

    adder7712

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    Haha, thanks.

    I was surprised since this is my first time seeing the CPU going above 90C as well as exporting HD videos.

    I cancelled the export soon after, fearing CPU damage. :p
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It will shut down before any damage can occur.
     

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