TOASTY 93 celcius!!! Should I be Worried?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macjunkie33, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. macjunkie33 macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Im ripping a DVD using handbrake on my propped up 15" and My istat temp reads 93 celsius before the fans kick in at 6000 rpm on the 9600GT 512mb card. This is quite hot isnt it? Now im down to 85 celcius which seems more manageable.

    I thought these chips were suppoesed to run cooler than this even under full stress. should I be worried about my hardware going belly up at these temperatures?

    I spent a lot of money on this computer to do most of my work at home (video and CS3 apps) and if I cant even rip a DVD safely than I am worried! Ive already reset my smc once which helped the fans kick in faster.

    Is this something worth driving all the way to the apple store about?
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    No, provided it peaks at that temp and the fans kick in, you should be ok. At least in the sense that it is working as intended. Btw, what were the rest of your temps at that point? I'm still trying to figure out what it is that triggers the fans on these things.
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    The fans don't kick in until 100° C on the new Aluminium Unibody models.
  4. akbc macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    Really? Even with smcFanControl and holding my fan at 3000rpm, the fan kicks in automatically after like 80C...

    As soon as I start up CoD4, the fan jumps and starts running...

    I'm confused :confused:
  5. infernohellion macrumors 6502

    May 14, 2006
    Does it do this on Windows with smcFC? Or only on OS X
  6. PeterQC macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2008

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