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

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

  1. nph macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2005
    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?

  2. stoconnell macrumors 6502

    Mar 22, 2009
    Rockville (Despite REM's plea.)
    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


    May 1, 2007
    Norwich, UK
    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

    Mar 15, 2008
    Melbourne, AUS
    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

    Sep 13, 2008
    Warsaw, Poland
    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

    Jan 15, 2009
    Depends on where you see your temperature as well. coolbook always reports 5-10 degree lower than SMC

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