uMBP too hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dvrmstrng, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. dvrmstrng macrumors 6502

    Mar 2, 2006
    purchased may 2009 17' MBP....

    according to SMCfancontrol while browsing the internet, watching a video in VLC and encoding some video im running at 180*F or warmer. This seems to be entirely too hot compared to what some people are suggesting. Should i be worried?
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    That's 80C. No, its quite hot, but it isn't REALLY hot. Watching videos sometimes makes Macs hot.

    Don't worry about it!

  3. cluthz macrumors 68040


    Jun 15, 2004
    Encoding will make the cpu to go full blast, dont worry
  4. prodigee macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    You are fine, you really don't have anything to worry about, its when the computer is reaching up to about 100c that you should start to get cautious but even then, the computers are designed to shut themselves down, when they are in danger of getting too hot. When I do CPU intensive stuff, my machine gets up to 85-90c and I really just don't worry about it.

    If you want to have a cooler machine though, you could get yourself one of those cooling pads.

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