Unibody MBP + Lightroom = Hot Temperatures

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by packtor, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. packtor macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
    Hi Guys,

    I have the latest unibody 15" MBP, 2.4 GHZ & 4G RAM. I'm finding that the temperatures routinely hit about 75C to 85C when using Lightroom on Canon 5D MKII (amazing camera!) RAW files.

    This is my first MBP, so I'm wondering if these temperatures are normal.

    Thanks for your help!
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    I hit abotu the same temperatures while running Lightroom on my MacBook. Its perfectly normal because RAW files are very large and requires a lot of processing.
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    raws do require a lot of processing power. I run it every day. Nothing out of the ordinary.
  4. packtor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
  5. lordthistle macrumors 6502

    Feb 29, 2008
    You can reach comparable temperatures even playing stupid flash games, foe example those on facebook.
  6. Akzel macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2008
    Do you know the speed of the fans? do you have smcFanControl installed?
  7. iaymnu macrumors 6502

    Mar 23, 2007
    +1 to that. I process my Nikon D3 files everyday and have my fans on around 4500-5000 and keeps it cool

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