What temp will mac shutdown at?

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  1. gatepc macrumors 6502

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    Alright I am wondering what temperature the computer has too get too in order to shut itself off. what I mean is, at what point will the compute shutdown or crash before it overheats? I think my mac mini (07 model) is getting too hot and it shut off a few mins ago (not gracefully shut down more like someone yanked the powercord out lol ) and I think that the shutdown may be related to heat problems.

    idle temps: (celsius)
    ambient:54
    CPU:72
    CPU heatsink:60
    Northbridge1:57
    Northbridge2:56

    Fan RPM:5100rpm

    Load Temps (celsius)
    ambient:53
    CPU:83
    CPU heatsink:64
    NorthBridge1:55
    NorthBridge2:57

    Fan RPM:5500rpm
     
  2. MrBrekke macrumors 6502

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    Update: wow i did not see that idle temp you got there. is that normal for your Mac to have that high idle or have it been in hard use and just have not had time to get cold again.

    if that is normal idle for your Mac I think you have i issue with heat. maybe dust inside. ?


    Intel CPU shutdown (self protect) something over 105dg celsius

    With Emergency shutdown the fans should have been running flat out for a while and should still do that after it have gone down.

    83 dg celsius under hard load is not to bad :)

    here is a picture of mine when just after the fans went back down to around 2k
    Maxed out everything opening all my apps at ones while running Matlab and Cinema4D doing rendering.
    Max temp i got was 96 dg celsius and fans spinning at 5700.
     

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  3. gatepc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    alright thanks for the info my idle temps are always like that during the day ( my room gets too about 90 degrees F) and at night my room stays around 64 Degrees F ) right now my CPU idle temp has gone down to 59 degrees C and my room as cooled down dramatically since I posted this.
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    The responder was posting for the MBP, I believe. 105 degrees is the highest for the P8400, but the P7550 (I think that's the right number) is only 90 degrees. The mac mini's CPU could be lower than that. So, you need to find the CPU that is in your mini and then go to the Intel web site to get a definitive answer.
     
  5. gatepc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Mine has the T5500 according to one site the shutdown temp is 100C and according to another site reporting on a Compaq laptop that had the same CPU the shutoff temp was 95C
     
  6. MrBrekke macrumors 6502

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    i am sorry for the wrong info.
    Your CPU is the T5600 and shutdown temp is 100 according to Intel
    here is for your CPU:

    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=27254


    -Aggie-: :p i have the P8700 :p
     
  7. gatepc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thank you
     
  8. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    The above is not actually true. That will only activate some safety measures to step down the processor until it returns to a temperature below 100C.

    The CPU will shut off at 125C.
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    BTW, IDK how you stand being at 90°F for long periods of time.
     

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