What is normal CPU temp for MBP in closed lid mode?

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  1. Alexjones macrumors 6502

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    Mine is running at 51-59c with Safari. Using flash makes it drift towards 70. Does this sound right?
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    5-10'c hotter than normal and perfectly acceptable to be that way too. Don't get hooked up on what temp your running. If it's to hot it'll shut down
     
  4. Alexjones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you to all for for answering my questions. Members of Apple discussions act annoyed when you pop them a question.
     
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  6. Alexjones thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have the 2011 15" 2.3GHz intel Quad core i7 w/ 8Gs of memory
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your temp depends on many factors, including WiFi, Bluetooth, apps/widgets/processes running, etc. The Intel processors used in Macs are designed to automatically shut down to prevent damage if they truly overheat (around 100C/212F - 105C/221F, depending on your processor). iStat Pro will give you accurate readings of your temps, among other things.

    Unless there is a rare defect in your Mac, your temps are well within the normal operating range, considering the workload you're putting on it. Websites with Flash content, games and other multimedia apps will put higher demand on the CPU/GPU, generating more heat. This is normal. If you're constantly putting high demands on your system, such as gaming or other multimedia tasks, expect temps to rise and fans to spin up accordingly. It's just your Mac doing its job to maintain temps within the normal range.

    Your fans are always on when your Mac is on, spinning at a minimum of 2000 rpm (for MBPs) or 1800 rpm (for MBAs, MBs and minis). They will spin faster as needed to keep temps at a safe level. If they're spinning up without increased heat, try resetting the SMC. Also, make sure you don't block the vents, which are located at the rear, near the hinge.

    Learn about the fans in your Mac
    Apple Portables: Operating temperature
     
  8. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Same model as yours in my local Apple Store was running at 71C (lid open) driving a 27" ACD, so I'd say you're fine...
     
  9. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816

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    keep in mind that the 2.3 is gonna run slightly hotter than the 2.0 or 2.2

    Having said that, your temps seem perfectly normal and acceptable.
     

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