What is the hottest has gotten and what were you doing?

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  1. bluesTank macrumors regular

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    Mine just got to mid 70's from just after watching 3 youtube videos before the fan kicked in to about 4000 rpm, and it cooled down a bit. That is the hottest it has gotten so far. Is that normal? It usually hovers around the 50's with just word processor or powerpoint

    Anyone else?
     
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    I was seventeen, parked at Foss Lake late one night with a preacher's daughter. She was-wait, did you mean my Macbook?
     
  3. Gene Parmesan macrumors newbie

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    Mine went up to about 70°C while writing in OpenOffice, chatting on Adium and having FireFox open with about 20 tabs open. The fan kicked in and started whirring untill the temperature went down again.

    System: 13" MB Alum. 2,4Ghz, 4GBDDR3.

    It was a bit uncomfortable, but I'm awaiting the arrival of a PCM laptop cooler pad which freezes at room temperature and gives you about 3 - 5 hours cooling - without the use of batteries or USB power.
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    WinClone will make it crank up there for extended periods (180-190F). No problems whatsoever.
     
  5. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Just outside of Joshua Tree National Park in CA, in July, in a brown shack that had a sauna inside it. The thermometer indicated 151F before dropping dead.

    It was HAWT!

    I made it for 20 minutes with my buds. We beat the locals. :D
     
  6. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    :p:D
     
  7. TFMTASAD macrumors regular

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    The hottest it got was 90°C while encoding 5 movies in a row with Handbrake.
     
  8. Jpoon macrumors 6502

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    86° when I was playing World of Warcraft on my Macbook for some reason. Then I built my gaming PC, to replace my old one. :3
     
  9. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Mine got to 85 after running it at 100% for like 4 hours using HandBrake... Fans were at a constant 4500 RPM. Specs in sig.
     
  10. crazyxzer0 macrumors 6502

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    i think 195F was the highest I got it up to. Vista running in VMware doing PSPICE as well as handbrake encoding a few movies.
     
  11. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    I think that there should be no Fahrenheit degrees option in iStat, only Celsius... I have no idea what 195 degrees means in Celsius lol. And I don't feel like taking the 30 seconds to convert it.
     
  12. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    90.556 C. Took me about 4 seconds with my converter widget ;)
     
  13. vincenz macrumors 601

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    hilarious, that had me rolling.
     
  14. EricJD macrumors regular

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    My CPU is at 353 K right now while encoding some video with HandBrake.
     
  15. crazyxzer0 macrumors 6502

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    hahah. That is pretty hot.. almost 100C :p
     
  16. Beric macrumors 68020

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    Got the May 2007 Macbook with GMA 950.

    YouTube and other flash (i.e. games, ect.) has easily taken me up to 160-170 F.

    Age of Empires III in OS X takes me up to 150-160 F on the max available specs.

    But that's with both Coolbook and FanControl installed. Before those apps, I was much hotter, meaning my CPU would experience slow-downs in AoE3. Ripping CD's into MP3's in iTunes has gotten me up to 190F, at 256 mbps compression rate.
     
  17. thehumble1 macrumors member

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    I can't get in a sauna till it's about 185f and it only starts feeling warm above 200. My powerbook doesn't like saunas above 85 though, which means it spends a lot more time sitting outside the room than in with the hot rocks.
     
  18. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Somewhere around 75-85c from playing Red Alert 3 on windows, fans at max too :confused:

    Can't give a accurate measure as it was at 75c when I rebooted into mac
     
  19. bimmerfreak0 macrumors member

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    mine has hit 80 degrees on istat nano and the fans have gone over 6000 rpm, which i didn't know was possible, this is while using handbrake from a .vob to apple tv setting
     
  20. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    Well -- the thermometer did die kinda early. I'm sure it was hotter, but I don't know where it was. Point is - a few New England chumps beat out Southern Cali chumps in a heat tolerance competition.

    I'm still proud of this. :D
     
  21. CalmEnvy macrumors 6502

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    76°C, I was encoding movies via Handbrake. Other then that it may reach 60°C when watching a HD trailer.
     
  22. hmai18 macrumors 6502

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    85C last night when I was draining the battery for calibration.

    DVD in DVD Player, videos in VLC and Quicktime, iTunes, 480p movie from Hulu.
     

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