What is your MacBook Pro / Retina 13" or 15" CPU temperature load and idle?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by denzdaniel, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. denzdaniel macrumors newbie

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    I just want to know what is your MacBook Pro's temperature when running idle and on loads.
    Are using any software or apps like SMCFan Control or Temperature Gauge maybe?
    Please post a picture or post your temperature readings:)

    Thanks.
     
  2. anarti macrumors regular

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    on my rMBP 15" at idle it is usually 39C, at heave load it peaked up do 70C but usually 65C - I would say it's damn good thermal management as for the laptop with 4 core cpu.
     
  3. denzdaniel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's very good temps. What software do you use for it? thanks
     
  4. anarti macrumors regular

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    I'm not on macbook right now but I think it was System Pal app.
     
  5. mmark77 macrumors newbie

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    I'm getting between 30 C to 35 C (fans are basically at 2100 rpm's) with a base 13inch Retina. I've started running it in clamshell mode with the back elevated, but I haven't noticed any increases in temperature.
     
  6. denzdaniel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Mark. Is there any way you could tell us what software do you use for the temps?
    Could you show us a picture too? ;)
     
  7. mmark77 macrumors newbie

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    Here you go

    I'm using iStat Nano. Looks like the temperature in the overview is the hard drive temperature.
     

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  8. geoffrevB macrumors newbie

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    13" MBPr i7 idles at 35-37 C with fan 2070-2090 rpm where it`s inaudible. I use Temperature Gauge.
     
  9. zipur macrumors 6502

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    rMBP 2.3 15 in. while streaming FOX news and reading the forum.

    Screen Shot 2012-12-06 at 12.42.08 PM.png
     
  10. denzdaniel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks this is Real! ;)
     
  11. timex7 macrumors newbie

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    I have the 13 mbpr with the 2.9 ghz and core i7 and my temp at idle is usually 39C and with fans always around 2000. Is that normal?? cause the mac near the screen and keyboard is usually hot. Also, my fans never went up more than 2100rpm so sometimes i even wonder if they are working??

    thanks
     
  12. Exana macrumors regular

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    My Retina 2,3 GHz reach 77°C fot CPU while doing 3D rendering (CPU + GPU). I never see higher temps. I don't care about but idle is ~40°C.
     
  13. ReillyGJ22 macrumors newbie

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    I have the 2.6 15" and I get between 35-45 idle. During normal usage (browsing, streaming, etc) it may go up to 60 or so. While gaming I'll get 75 or so, but usually no higher than that.
     
  14. timex7 macrumors newbie

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    ok that would mean that 39C is quite normal :). anyways thanks for the input!
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Depending on ambient temperature of 23C

    36C idle, 95C load.
     
  16. entrywounds macrumors newbie

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    Late 2012, 13", 2.5GHz i-5, iStat Menus
    This is iTunes playing music, transcoding Blu-Ray movie, Screen Sharing, and web surfing all at once. Laptop is sitting flat on the desk. The left side up by the microphone holes feels like a volcano.

    Idle is usually around 39 or so.
     

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  17. Veradun macrumors member

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    40C idle, 103C under load - while gaming (rarely) or converting video codecs in Handbrake (which is pretty often) :eek:

    I seem to be getting higher temperatures than everyone else here under load. I have the faster clocked 2.7GHz processor (early 2013 with 6MB L3 cache). Intel processors are designed to withstand up to 105C before shutting down automatically to prevent damage to the hardware components. Coming just 2C shy of that, I have reason to be nervous. Having the fans at full blast doesn't seem to alleviate the temperature a bit.
     
  18. andrezuppe macrumors member

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    On my 15" 2.6 retina, if if keep it connected on external monitor temp in idle stays at 40 - 45° C (measured as "cpu heatsink"" inside istat - pro).
    If i use it disconnected it idles at 32 - 35° C...
    It seems that GT650M, used to power my external monitor connected to the thunderbolt port with minidvi / vga adapter, raises my temperatures by 10 degrees, if compared to the HD4000 used when the ext monitor is disconnected.

    Bye!

    Andrea
     
  19. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Idle: 40-70 deg C
    Load: 95-105 deg C

    Runs a bit hot but no slowdowns or throttling so I haven't given it much thought.
     
  20. B... macrumors 68000

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    That is very good. While the temperatures are little above idle temps, I assume it is because you had stuff open while you were taking that temperature. But 53 degrees Celsius is a relatively low temperature and the fan speed is the lowest it could be.
     
  21. Badrottie Suspended

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    I have only one open is Safari. Thank you very much for reply. :apple:
     
  22. The Mitchelli macrumors newbie

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    2014 Macbook Pro Retina 13" i7 3ghz 102 degrees?

    I recently installed Elite Dangerous on a bootcamp'd native windows installation and even though the game runs perfectly fine, the fans kick in instantly and the temp hovers between 90 and 102 degrees. This to me seems an unsafe temp, so I switched off, let it cool down and tried once more. The 102 was reached within 4-5 seconds of launching the game and it instantly settled down to between 90-95 but still that seems excessively high.

    What is the safe operating temp range for the i7 3ghz?
     
  23. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    base model 13" with open Safari, can reach up to 95°C in 3D maps or Blender rendering (the fans take a few seconds to react), but I have it set to max RPM when the GPU sensor gets above 85°C, so it usually doesn't get over 75°C.
     

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  24. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    90-95 is still pretty high, I wouldn't let it stay there for too long. Adjust your fan setup to make sure you don't get to see those numbers, and since you're gaming in Windows, it's easy to lock the FPS to a lower value (40 FPS is pretty playable, or 60 FPS if you need VSync) and make your GPU's life easier.
     

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