The GPU temperature - 88'Celsius

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by lzbones, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. lzbones macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    While playing some 3D games with the macbook air 2010, the 320m GPU's temperature reached 88'C(~190'F). Is that normal?

    Games: Dragon age, mess effect, etc.
    Tested with GPU-Z.

    Thanks!
     
  2. idonotliketostu macrumors 6502

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    considering gpu temps are always higher than cpu temps under pressure, my cpu temp went to ~73c just watching hulu, i'll say thats normal (for the mba) but it's still extreme!
     
  3. lzbones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your reply!

    Both CPU & GPU temperatures are so high. So I guess I now have a good excuse to focus on study and get far away from those games...
     
  4. EggrollShop macrumors member

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    Yeah that sounds about right, when I'm playing those same exact games I get around there. If i use my aluminum cooling pad the temps drop around 4-5C less than they would be without. Still gonna game on it though :p, Mass Effect runs great!
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Playing? Yes, and still a tad higher than expected.
     
  6. lzbones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    What kind of aluminum cooling pad are you using? I'm also considering of buying one. Do you have a link?

    And Mass Effect is a great game! :D
     
  7. lzbones, Nov 14, 2010
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    lzbones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. I hope the temperature can be at least below 80'C.
     

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