What are the idle temps when running Windows 7 pro on Bootcamp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Alexjones, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Alexjones macrumors 6502

    May 28, 2010
    Im getting a little antsy. My MBP has an idle temp of 67c on bootcamp. Is this acceptable?
  2. dlimes13 macrumors 6502a


    May 3, 2011
    Perrysburg, OH
    I would believe so. The ambient room temperature for me is usually 68-70 F, so my idle temps in Windows is around 60C. You can also adjust the fans using SMC Fan Control in OS X before you switch to Windows to try to help cool it.

    Sometimes it's around 55 C on idle, but not often. It's Windows.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Yes, it's perfectly normal. Windows fan management sucks for MBP's(and most computers, for that matter).

    Your CPU can withstand up to 105C, stop looking at your temperatures and use the computer ;)
  4. shardey macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2010
    Maybe he's worried about it because it is pretty high for idling, compared to OS X. Higher temps on idle is going to decrease battery life.
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Battery life on Windows sucks, roughly half what you'll be able to get in OS X, all due to poor power management. I don't honestly think the fan speeds/temperature affect battery life all that much, what causes said fan speed and temperatures does.

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