Too hot with Cushtop?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CyberGhostface, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. CyberGhostface macrumors newbie

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    I recently got a Belkin cushtop for my Macbook.

    http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-F8N044-023-Notebook-CushTop-Stand/dp/B002GHCT2W/

    The left side of my Macbook feels a bit hot (the keyboard feels a little warm too) and I'm not sure if the CushTop is causing it and if I should stop using it. I just downloaded smcFanControl and the temperature's at 53° as I type this but I've seen it go into the mid 60s.
     
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  3. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    When placing something heavy on pillows and other soft materials, it usually sinks in (not my much though) and sometimes may block some of the vents.

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    53 Celsius = 127 F, that seems high to me :confused:
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    It may seem high for your human body, but the Intel CPUs used in MacBook Pros can withstand 105° C / 221° F before shutting down to prevent overheating, thus being at 53° C is quite good.
     
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    I guess thats true, relatively speaking, but wouldnt such heat shorten its life?
    Apples recommended operating range is between 10-35C (50-95F). And 127 is a significant ways away from that 95.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1778
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    That temperatures are for the environment the computer is being used in, thus do not use it in direct sunlight when it is 40°C out there and such.

    Apple does not list the internal component temperature limits and 53° C is not shortening its life. My 2009 MBP with a C2D CPU is currently at 72° C and the GPU at 77° C. The CPU can rise up to 90° C and more without hurting the MBP.

    I post it again though, maybe this time someone can profit from it: Those Macs in their heat - a sine of over-heating? - a short story by Mister GGJstudios
     
  7. CyberGhostface thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone.

    FWIW the Cushtop is apparently made specifically for laptops (it's a pretty firm surface) but I've heard complaints of overheating with some models. I just don't want to use it if it has a chance of hurting my computer.
     

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