Unibody Idle Temperatures?

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  1. omegasyn macrumors regular

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    Everyone, I just need feedback on your working MBP unibody idle temps so I can do a comparison with my current MBP that has a weird sound fan.
     

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  2. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    see attachment ;)

    Note that the temps are in ºC.

    It is "almost" idle cos I'm just surfing on the web.
     

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  3. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    See attached. On AC, 9400M.
     

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  4. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    mine is on my bed right now, so its a little warmer than usual
    Keep in mind that using the 9600M causes the temperature to rise, for me it rises by about 7-9 degrees celsius
     

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  5. AlbertDeschesne macrumors newbie

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    Are you all running on the slower GPU? My temps are generally hovering around 58° C for the CPU when I'm working with my graphics files (Illustrator and photoshop open.)
     
  6. megamouse macrumors member

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    mine, on 9400M


    and you better use Fan Control when running on 9600GT, coz chances are, the fans could both be running on 2000 RPM only.
     

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  7. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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    9400M, AC, surfing w/ passive cooler
     

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  8. Pneublet macrumors member

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    Mine runs a bit warm. With firefox, ichat, and word open while cruising the internet and typing notes I sit around 52c
     
  9. EricAmsterdam macrumors newbie

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    Temp values

    Where/how can I find those temperature values?
    I'm new on a mac, forgive me if this is a stupid question...
     
  10. duffyanneal macrumors 6502a

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  11. jeff48 macrumors member

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    My 2.8 MBP after about 1 hour surfing and messing around with some graphics etc.
     

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  12. nonick macrumors member

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    here is my temperature, using VMware, Safari and mail.
    i'm on the 9400 GPU.
    looking at previous posts, it seems that the average cpu
    temperature is approx. 45°C.

    remember that there are many factors that can change the temperature (besides different applications) :
    when my MBP stands on a desk, it runs 3-5° cooler than standing on the bed.
    the temperature in your room also makes a difference of 2-3°.
     

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  13. luke1708 macrumors newbie

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    [​IMG]
    have been surfing on the net since 3-4 hours with downloading and chatting
     

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  14. PS65 macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem sometimes.

    http://www.macsimumnews.com/index.php/archive/macosg_fans_buzzing_on_new_macbook_pros_late_2008/


    Normally after a few hours of use.
    Rather annoying - but you will never get a perfect machine to be honest. I am on my second. I think I could find a fault with every machine (I am a perfectionist). The first one had a screen issue. This one is fine, apart from the fan.

    Although, Apple Quality Control is awful. I shouldnt have to expect this - but I cant send my laptop away as I need it for my studies.
     
  15. Azagar macrumors member

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    So did anyone come to a consensus of "safe" idle temperatures? I ask because I noticed my MBP, unibody of course, was hovering around 60c right after running Windows (Boot Camp) for a couple of hours. Granted when in Boot Camp you can only run the 9600M GT and that might of been why. Here's a screen shot of iStatPro's readings which I still think its 10 degrees too high for just having Firefox and Transmission open.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Been like since for a while now:

    Picture 1.png

    And I've never found the need to switch to the 9600M
     
  17. ls206 macrumors newbie

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    [​IMG]

    :D I cheated - that's temps when I turn it on in the morning - ruddy cold!

    they normally look like this after light use on my lap --> (pic on the right_

    temps in Windows are about 10˚C higher..:(
     

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