Warming Up - Burning!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ktalebian, May 9, 2008.

  1. ktalebian macrumors regular

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    Hi there
    My MacBookPro recently is starting to really heat up! I mean just yesterday, I was only running Transmission (BitTorrent Client), Safari, and MS Word, and the temperature of the computer was reading 80C! It was damn hot when I touched it too!

    Whyy? What is wrong??

    Thanks
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. Kaupa macrumors regular

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    Did you look at the activity monitor? Did it show any process with high CPU usage?
    I can tell from my experience that Coolbook is a very cool app which let the MBP keep around 5-10°C cooler!
     
  4. ktalebian thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have monitored the CPU and it is low! Why is so hot now??? I mean it has just recently been like this!
     
  5. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    How low is the CPU usage? Also, can you tell us the RPMs of the fans? Are there any processes in Activity Monitor hogging up CPU?
     
  6. rychencop macrumors 65816

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  7. ktalebian thread starter macrumors regular

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    The CPU usage is about 40-50%, and I have the fan set to max speed (6000rpm).

    Thanks :D
     
  8. ktalebian thread starter macrumors regular

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  9. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    At those cpu figures your temps look pretty normal, so it's a software issue. Now you have to look and see what's taking up your cpu. My first guess is Safari, what are you doing with it? anything involving flash will cause high cpu usage, that means youtube (and other online) videos and online games.

    Take a look in your activity monitor and see what's using cpu time. BTW my 2.33 MBP using only ~10% cpu is at around 49degrees CPUA.
     
  10. ktalebian thread starter macrumors regular

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  11. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    Is there a utility to tell what temp the internals are subjected to? I can poke around in the onboard utilities, but perhaps there is a third party tool you guys are using. I'd like to check my MBP's temperature.
     
  12. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

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    it's called iStat pro.

    http://islayer.com/index.php?op=item&id=7
     

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