What is the best / most accurate program for taking Macbook Pro 2.2 Temperature ?

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  1. dcl macrumors regular

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    What is the best / most accurate program for taking Macbook Pro 2.2 Temperature ?

    Above what degress F is TOO HOT for the Macbook Pro ?:confused:
     
  2. MacDann macrumors 6502a

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    I would also say that iStat is the way to go.

    It's not a matter of accuracy - iStat is simply displaying data that's being provided to it by the thermistors installed on the machine in various places. If there is an issue of accuracy, it's a function of the hardware, not the software that reports it.

    MacDann
     
  3. dcl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tempurature - Way TOO HOT

    :eek: Tempurature - Way TOO HOT :eek:

    First Readings - Before Writing:
    113 F - CPU A
    131 F - GPU Diode
    117 F - GPU HeatSink
    115 F - HeatSink A
    103 F - Heatsink B
    76 F - Enclosure Bottom
    110 F - Memory Control
    128 F - Airport Card
    Left Fan: 2000 RPM / Right Fan: 1998 RPM

    After Duplicating - Macbook Pro Disk #1
    124 F - CPU A
    140 F - GPU Diode
    122 F - GPU HeatSink
    122 F - HeatSink A
    108 F - Heatsink B
    83 F - Enclosure Bottom
    117 F - Memory Control
    133 F - Airport Card
    Left Fan: 2005 RPM / Right Fan: 1996 RPM

    Guess I'll be visiting the Apple Store with Brand New Macbook Pro.
     
  4. Gus! macrumors member

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    i'd have to say iStat pro would be the best option.

    Gus. :cool:
     
  5. mchank macrumors regular

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    I've got at least 10 degrees higher than any of your readings, and I've just been using Firefox. If you're able to get an exchange let me know.
     
  6. Gus! macrumors member

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    i don't think they'd replace the computer unless there is a malfunction/defect or if there's a recall. Good luck, by all means try and let us now how you go. I wonder if you didn't return it until they released the penryn mbps and then tried to get one of them because they won't have a very big problem with overheating, you might have to pay the difference for the new one becuase once you take your laptop out of the box you lose 20% of it's value...

    Gus. :cool:
     
  7. dcl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just want it fixed - not returned. In tomorrow!

    Third Readings:

    124 F - CPU A
    144 F - GPU Diode
    128 F - GPU HeatSink
    128 F - HeatSink A
    113 F - Heatsink B
    88 F - Enclosure Bottom
    117 F - Memory Control
    113 F - Airport Card
    Left Fan: 2001 RPM / Right Fan: 1996 RPM
     
  8. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Those numbers are meaningless (and they don't look that high). Install SMCFancontrol and crank the fans up a little if the temperature bugs you.
     
  9. lostfan916 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, you're really worried about those? I guess mine is hella broken then. :eek:

    [​IMG]


    Your temps. look pretty normal to me. :)
     
  10. dcl thread starter macrumors regular

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    Maybe it is normal.

    Was on phone with apple tech and asked what temperature range is normal ?

    Answer : 50 - 95 F - If it gets over 95, it's too hot.:confused:
     
  11. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

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    I believe that is for the entire enclosure overall, not each individual component.
     
  12. merc669 macrumors 6502

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    When playing WOW my temp averages around 165 to 175 F and have never had a problem. Do not think yours is anything out of the ordinary. Actually I would be please with it...

    Bill.....:apple:
     
  13. JNB macrumors 604

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    These are about average. Been this way since the day I bought it, and it's running right now with the screen closed (external monitor). The fan is about 4K. No worries. These are notebooks without a lot of airspace, they're going to be hotter than a desktop, but still perfectly within design specs.
     

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  14. dcl thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK - Talked with :apple:Apple Tech again

    Within range on CPU:D - shouldn't get hotter than 140 F

    They can't figure out what part of the macbook pro - Apple is talking about in their manual
    that normally should be between 50 -95 F
     
  15. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Here's mine... They're in °C

    [​IMG]

    85°C is approx. 185°F

    and

    [​IMG]

    99°C is approx. 210°F

    and it stills keep on ticking...
     
  16. AndyK Contributor

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    iStat is definitely the way to go.
     
  17. mchank macrumors regular

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    Are those two temperature readings reading at the same time? 99C is pretty high; have you every had an automatic shutdown before because of the heat? The highest my Macbook Pro has ever gotten was ~91C and that was encoding H.264 in Quicktime.
     
  18. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    The maximum temperature that the cpu core can handle is 100C. (known as tjunction)

    You folks are fine on temperatures.

    if you're worried about it and want to keep it cooler, get smc fan control and bump up the rpm of your fans or do what others have done and take your machine apart and replace the stock thermal paste with something better.
     
  19. Papajohn56 macrumors 6502

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    If you're going to post temps, please post them in °C. It's much easier to determine the range. My MBP idles at 47°C which is 116°F. That's not bad. Your computer is not running too hot..
     
  20. JNB macrumors 604

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    After launching smcFanControl, I'm now at 127 degrees Fondly Fahrenheit.
     
  21. Papajohn56 macrumors 6502

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    Also remember, thermal diodes can be pretty inaccurate, as in ±2°C
     
  22. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I was going to mention this as well. Software is nice but the most accurate temperature is going to be taking it directly from the CPU.
     
  23. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Those temperatures ain't taken from my current MBP SR and they ain't taken from the same MBP SR either! Actually, they're taken from one of the previous MBP SRs with a serious heat issue - one even those otaku's at the apple bar couldn't solve. Yup, that bad....

    One of the systems I encountered had a major thermal paste problem, I'm sure if you took the time to search, you'll find a thread about it.. where another user had the same shock!!

    [​IMG]

    I've lost count as too how many systems I've had, i think my current MBP SR would be about my tenth or eleventh replacement since June 2007? No, I'm not kidding... you should see all the receipts i have. - it's feckin' ridiculous!! There was even a DOA!!
     

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