Unibody runs hotter after 10.5.7

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dan5.5, May 13, 2009.

  1. dan5.5 macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone!

    After installing 10.5.7 my unibody mbp runs hotter.
    I have it set up for better battery.
    I reset the SMC & PRAM, repaired permissions.

    Before the update, the computer would be at around 42-44c, after the update it runs 46-48c.

    The computer is running really well otherwise.
    Is anyone experiencing this?
     
  2. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    I too have noticed the temp increase but I just figured it was how I had the laptop in my lap. I updated about an hour or two ago with no issues, just the increased temps.
     
  3. dan5.5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. DYER macrumors 6502

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    Not that i am questioning you guys but are you sure it didn't switch to the 9600m when it did it's install as mine did - i think not sure what i was on before... just wondering... i haven't seen any changes in performance but I use fan control so if it changed any fan settings I wouldn't notice but checking the gphx card may be an idea
     
  5. Thomas Davie macrumors 6502

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    Odd; before on 10.5.6, I was running 39-42 and VLC was taking up 4.5% cpu time playing mp3's in the background. I'm now running at 35C after surfing for about an hour, with VLC still grabbing 4.5% cpu.

    I still find the case so uncomfortably cool that i can't rest my wrists on the case without discomfort.

    If anything, my UMBP 17 runs cooler.

    Tom
     
  6. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    My temps have also increased, but on my 2.2GHz MBP. Temperatures usually sit at 125F with Safari, iTunes, and Tomato opened...now it sits at 140F.
     
  7. Warranty Voider macrumors 6502

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    Holy crap, you're right. My laptop is usually 40 degrees C, and now its on average, 55 degrees C. Not that I really care that much, but it's a little weird. In the update, apple did mention that they fixed some graphical issues. They could have updated the driver to not under-clock the GPU as much. I dunno, I'm just hypothesizing.
     
  8. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    No change here. But I did notice that watching flash videos and videos using VLC and QuickTime that the temperatures don't get high anymore.
     
  9. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm running FireFox, Adium, and iTunes right now with the 9400M on battery, and I'm at a (relatively) cool 108F (42C).
     
  10. Pagga macrumors 6502

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    Why don´t you specify which Macbook you have, specs and so forth?

    P
     
  11. anthony8400 macrumors newbie

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    Mine are at the same level as before, I guess.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    Wow, this thread is a good news insofar as I've not updated my system yet. My MBP typically runs between 40 and 55c on the 9400 and 50 to 65c on the 9600. I'm going to take a wait and see attitude on this.

    Plus I'll pop over to see if there's any major complaining about 10.5.7 on the apple discussions.
     
  13. n0d3 macrumors regular

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    Mine has always been 45-50 degrees before and after the update. :\
     
  14. Themis macrumors newbie

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    My Early 2008 MBP also has a temperature increase after 10.5.7 update... I hope there will be a fix for this...
     
  15. Rootman macrumors 6502

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    Updated an employee's iMac yesterday, and she said it's running hotter and making more fan noise. Said it was too hot to work all afternoon.
     
  16. anthony8400 macrumors newbie

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    My 17" Unibody is online for 10+ hours a day while running several programs.
    I didn't notice any increase in heat.
    I did notice that the 17" Unibody runs a lot cooler than my previous Early 2008 15" MBP, which is such a sweet thing :D

    Btw, why complaining about a increase of a few degrees.
     
  17. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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    10.5.7 make my trackpad, not responsive.
    i need to sleep macbook first, and open it again to make it work! :(
     
  18. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    It runs cooler over here. Also spotlight seems to be faster.
     
  19. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    +1

    mine runs 5C cooler, 35-38 on 9400 now
     
  20. Menge macrumors 6502a

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    Funny... I've always been impressed at how cool my Unibody MacBook ran. However, I have to agree that with this latest update, it DOES run hotter.
     
  21. dan5.5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Base unibody mbp with 4gigs of ram
     
  22. SolRayz macrumors 6502a

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    It seems my mbp is running a little hotter aswell...also it seems the fans are surging too...very odd. It sounds like the fans gain rpm for a split second, then drops.
     
  23. doubletap macrumors regular

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    At idle, my 15" unibody is at 32C with fans running at 4000rpm.

    DT
     
  24. n0d3 macrumors regular

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    Woah, your air conditioning on or something? 2000rpm was the default right? You upped the RPM?
     
  25. doubletap macrumors regular

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    using smcfancontrol to keep the fans at 4000 when on AC.

    Office is air conditioned.

    DT
     

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