What is normal idle/plain surfing and email reading temperature?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by nph, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

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    I seem to be in the high 50s, 57-62 C for my rev B 1.86 SSD.
    What I am thinking about is if this is normal or if this is a sign to think about replacing the heatsink paste with Arctic 5?

    Thanks
     
  2. stoconnell macrumors 6502

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    Mine seems to hang out in the mid to high 40s esp when just using terminal and picks up into the 50s when I hit a flash banner ad or have it in my lap with some of the vent covered. A heavy flash site can kick it up well into the 60s, but it usually will drop down pretty quickly. iStat menu is dangerous :rolleyes:
     
  3. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    My Rev.B 1.6 HDD sits between 44 and 48 C with fans running 2500 RPM. I'm downloading a large email and surfing MacRumors :)
     
  4. tsubikiddo macrumors regular

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    For mine, it was about 47~50C
    After re-applying AS5, it's ~43C, and I seldom hear the fan spinning up ;)
     
  5. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is at 48-52 most of the time, but I rarely have less than 5-6 apps open.

    edit: it is ~45 with only Firefox and Adium running.
     
  6. kaku945 macrumors newbie

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    Depends on where you see your temperature as well. coolbook always reports 5-10 degree lower than SMC
     

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