when is it too HOT?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jcs1088, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. jcs1088 macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    i installed a app that lets me know the temp of my macbook. i wanted to know at what temp would it be considered too hot.
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    About 200F. The computer should get nice and toasty inside, but the cutoff for temps for the Core 2 Duo is boiling point, then its certainly too hot. Not that you'll ever get this close, you should get to ~170F on intensive things.
  3. jcs1088 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    thanks i really appreciate that
  4. amrk47 macrumors regular

    Nov 4, 2007
    idn what you are talking about
    but if you see over 160F
    its too hot
  5. Erukian macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2007
    my SR MBP goes to 105C (221F) according to istat pro before the fans kick up while doing something like encoding video.

    Applecare and the Apple Genius' said bring it back when it breaks, but i've had zero crashes so i'm just hoping my temp sensor is off.
  6. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006

    that's when its too hot.

    Oh, C2D is rated to 100. If you get above like 70 though you might want to download smcfancontrol and up your fan speeds. My MBP never gets above 65. When it gets above 60 i kick the fans up to 4000 and it cools back down.
  7. theman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 26, 2007

    ahh, that's insane. my MBP has never hit 80C (but came close), and the fans are at 6000rpm when gaming. it's really loud, and i can imagine it will break them pretty soon. good thing I paid that $150 for applecare.

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