White MacBook (early 2008) Running Hot with HP Photosmart Apps

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by PhilW, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. PhilW macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    #1
    Hi,

    Simply, my White (early 2008) MacBook 4.1 is struggling to run HP Photosmart Studio, an app that was bundled with the HP C4280 which came with my MacBook. (spec = 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, 17GB remaining on the hard disc). With the app open and not being used for anything I am getting the following temperature readings:

    CPU Core A: 71 (degrees C)
    CPU Core B: 71
    Main Heatsink 1: 58
    Main Heatsink 2: 58
    Enclosure Bottomside: 26
    The cooling fans are running noisy (5500 rpm).
    My house temperature is cool (think winter in the UK).

    When I try to edit a scanned image (even a credit card sized image scanned as a JPEG at 200 dpi) the software often freezes for at least half an hour before I have to Force Quit.

    I haven't had the MacBook misbehave before when running iMovie, iDVD and other intensive apps. I have downloaded the latest version of Photosmart from HP's website and the problem remains.

    Also, I have a 1.66 GHz Core Duo, 2GB RAM Mac Mini that doesn't seem to have the same problem, although I haven't pushed it as hard I have the MacBook.

    What is the problem?? Is there a problem??
     
  2. WorldTravel26 macrumors newbie

    WorldTravel26

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    May 6, 2009
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    I'm having the exact same issue, except when I run HP Photosmart Studio, I am getting temperatures at 90 degrees C and my fan is spinning at about 6000 rpm! (My Macbook is a bit older than yours, maybe that's why mine's running hotter). I'm also running the latest version of the software and I have the latest driver installed for my HP printer.

    Anyway, I don't know the answer to your question, just wanted to let you know you aren't the only one experiencing this :). I would assume that the software and the Macbook just don't get along well.

    Oh well, maybe I should get a Canon printer! :D
     

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