Um why is my processor 164 degrees???? Please help

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  1. shmutheprophet macrumors regular

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    This has never happened before.

    iStat is reporting 164 F and 75 C.

    Im not doing ANYTHING CPU intensive. Just listening to music / browsing the web.
     
  2. a4abt macrumors regular

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    Did you check your Activity Monitor to see if anything is running in background?
     
  3. cjduckk macrumors newbie

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    Some machines just run hot. What type of machine is it? What are the current environmental conditions? If it's a portable, is it sitting on a hard, flat surface or on your lap?

    regards,
    -c.
     
  4. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    My MBP frequently runs this hot, even when doing almost nothing
     
  5. shmutheprophet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry. Heres the info:

    Penryn Macbook Pro 2.4ghz all stock

    2GB mem
    nvidia geforce 8600GT 256mb
    200gb hd

    its sitting on a glass desk, closed, plugged into my external CRT monitor.
     
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  7. shmutheprophet thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow thanks for the advice of checking activity monitor. Oddly finder is using 99% cpu?
     
  8. shmutheprophet thread starter macrumors regular

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    its usually like 45Cish
     
  9. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    Wow that's cool! Lucky lol. Maybe just a restart? or a Finder relaunch
     
  10. cjduckk macrumors newbie

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    The closed lid is no doubt going to increase the operating temperature, but the culprit is probably the 99% cpu usage from Finder. Does a reboot bring the CPU usage back under control?

    regards,
    -c.
     
  11. a4abt macrumors regular

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    you may want to run it with the lid open to allow better ventilation.
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    check the console for what's messing up the finder. Repair permissions, restart, etc.

    And it's really not recommended to run a laptop closed, of course it's going to get hot if it can't get rid of the heat :rolleyes:
     
  13. shmutheprophet thread starter macrumors regular

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    upon reboot finder stopped using so much CPU and temps returned to normal
     
  14. cjduckk macrumors newbie

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    Score. Probably just a runaway thread. Might want to keep an eye on it for a while to see if the issue returns, though. Cheers! =)

    regards,
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  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    well mb's and mbp's are designed to run in clamshell so im sure apple designed it in such a way to disipate heat effectively......
     
  16. kdum8 macrumors 6502a

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    they might be designed to run in clamshell mode but in my experience they take a performance hit, sometimes acting strangely when run like that. (crashes, system unresponsiveness etc). Mine is almost always in clamshell mode but I have more problems with it than when it is open and heat can dissipate more effectively.
     
  17. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    both the macbook and macbook pro are form over function. They're pretty, but not meant to run in demanding situations. In clamshell mode there is a definite performance hit.
     

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