Whats your Unibody MBP Temp in Celsius?

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  1. macjunkie33 macrumors member

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    I'm just curious to see what other people's Unibody MBP temps are right now. Are you in better battery life or higher performance? Just wondering what temps people are getting on average. :D
     
  2. kolax macrumors G3

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    Higher performance (so using the NVIDIA 9600M GT).

    45-55'C - normal usage temperatures (depending on room temperature).
    65-77'C - intense usage

    Right now, I'm encoding video, CPU usage at 200% while watching TV via EyeTV and my CPU temperature is 71'C.

    Really really cool - warm, but really cool compared to my previous gen MacBook Pro which was like a bloomin oven at doing this.
     
  3. Crash1234 macrumors regular

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    Mine is really cool right now b/c I'm not doing much, it's at 38 degrees. It has gone up to 80 though. Oh, and I'm using it in better battery life.
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Are you talking about the CPU temp? Mine runs around 80 - 90C most of the time. 100C when encoding videos and doing more intensive video work.

    Watching Flash videos (youtube etc) is however the most intensive thing my Macbook Pro can do, seems to make it go mental in the fan and heat steaks.

    (had 110C once while on Youtube!)
     
  5. kolax macrumors G3

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    Your fans must be clogged up - I'd get them looked at ASAP. If your temperatures are that high, then there is something wrong in the cooling process.

    Unibody or not - no laptop should be even exceeding 100'C.
     
  6. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    40-50 for normal use. More like 50-55 with the 9600 turned on. Maybe about 70-75 under load, although I use smcFanControl to bring it down a bit (3500rpm, drops to around 65). I've broken 90 with yes > /dev/null before.
     
  7. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    I used to be a Genius so i know theres nothing wrong with it, i just push it hard, do a lot of proffesional work on it which i should really be doing on a Mac Pro. I take it apart to service it every now and again and everythings working fine though.
     
  8. kolax macrumors G3

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    Haha okay, if you say so ;)
     
  9. pleasurejunky macrumors newbie

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    Haha indeed. I didn't know Geniuses denied problems even with their own machines...jk ;)

    Mine's typically around 35-45c but when I run any kind of video conversion app like Visual Hub or Final Cut, it gets up to 92c! Too high for my liking and the fans sound becomes unbearably loud (even after a good cleaning inside).

    But any other multitude of tasks it handles just fine.
     
  10. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    normal operating: 25-35c.

    heavy computing and gaming: 40-50c
     
  11. kolax macrumors G3

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    Really.....?
     
  12. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    yes. as i have said before i use a very good cooling pad. it is incredible.
     
  13. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    No you didn't.

    The Core 2 Duo will halt well before you hit 110. Even the most recent dies have a max. operating temp of 105C, and they'll halt before they hit that.
     
  14. runebinder macrumors 6502a

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    well using mine for You tube wih fans at 2000rpm, and it's at 48C
     
  15. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    haha maybe he was reading F.
     
  16. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    YouTube isn't some universal, uniform CPU test...

    In order to have any meaningful comparison you have to compare peak temps (i.e. all cores fully loaded, readings taken after several minutes of full load.)
     
  17. capriseyhaze macrumors regular

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    right now im at 29'C nothing running but mail and safari
     
  18. celtikmind macrumors 6502

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    29'C ?!?! Mine hits ~60'C going idle, right after startup is complete (as soon as I can get to iStat that is). Using the 9600 mostly, 9400 temps are not far behind.
     
  19. Leo72 macrumors member

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    According to notebookcheck.net, 17 " MacBook Pro gets dangerously warm under heavy load. I hope that this cooler is sufficient for it.
     
  20. maflynn Moderator

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    Using the 9400m GPU my temps are:
    45-55c

    9600m
    55-65c

    Running Ubuntu, my temps are quite a bit higher
    75c

    I had to write a couple of scripts to speed up the fans since there was no smcFanControl type app. I spin my fans around 3500-4500 and that keeps the temps down to the high 60s or 70s. Still a tad too hot for my liking which is why I got an Aeolus Notebook Cooling Pad - I'm just waiting for the delivery.
     
  21. dan5.5 macrumors 6502

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    I have very similar temps as you.
    please let us know well the cooling pad works, THX!
     
  22. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    I would be very, very surprised if you were idling at that temperature -- that's not too far above room temperature. Are you by any chance reading the temp. from CoolBook? If so, you should be aware that it is offset by 5 or 10 degrees on some MacBooks...
     
  23. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    I have a 17" MBP (not a unibody) and when I got it in June of 07 in ran very hot. I removed the logic board and found this:

    [​IMG]

    Horrific thermal paste application. Anyway, I reapplied and the temps went down some 12-15C all around. Looked like this with proper paste:

    [​IMG]

    Two days ago my MBP started getting hot again (had the last logic board for bad gpu replaced in December of 08), I again removed the logic board and low and behold, the thermal paste application looked EXACTLY like my first pic above. Apple STILL has not learned how to apply the paste correctly. :mad:

    If you think your machine is running too hot, have them redo the paste.
     
  24. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    Like i said it is the best one that i have come across. it should do well for you.
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    That's nothing new, people have been complaining about the manufacturing process for years. Heck, I did that on my old MacBook. A lot has been written on this over the years, some people saying it matters little while others state the opposite.

    I think you'll get improved temps party for applying a thin layer and making sure it doesn't ooze out but also for using high quality thermal grease like AS5
     

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