Trouble with heat?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by leo.andres.21, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. leo.andres.21 macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2008
    Centre of the Attention
    My 15" MacBook Pro 2011 is running warmer than it normally would.
    I am seeing up to 60*C with fan running at 2000rpm on smc fan control
    And it runs at this temp even when I just rebooted the laptop.
    I'm running only running Safari with 4 tabs open, no flash contents, and my gfx is set to integrated only. :(
    I am kind of confuse with this behaviour.
    What is the temp for your MBP when running Safari only?
    Does full screen on Lion make the laptop run warmer?
    Should I re-apply thermal paste on the CPU and GPU for it to run at cooler temp? :apple:
    Just a little concern. As when I run many apps, this would seems normal, though with a few beach balls quite frequently. Even scrolling up and down on pages like Facebook would cause the CPU to work and heat to go up. :-/
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Its normal.
    Mine runs in 1994 rpm after boot without anything open.
    (Except login and open items like norton, alfred, jumpcut, etc)

    But since its a quad core, it is a normal behavior.

    If I have 1080P running on safari, it will bring it up to like 70C.
    Right now on macrumor with safari its running 55C.

    No worries mate
  3. maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
    On the current mbp the minimum rpm for the fan is 2000 so you are doing just fine although if you want to manually speed up the fans use smcfancontrol
  4. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    you're fine. that's well within idle temps for a MBP, especially if you have discrete graphics on.

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