Who has the 1.2GHz model?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by dexterbell, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2015
    Some of us have already been testing heat issues with the 1.1GHz but Im interested to see what the 1.2GHz does as its not maxed out at 6W like the 1.1 model is. Can someone instal and run Intel Power Gadget while exporting a 4-5 minute 1080p video in iMovie and/or streaming 1080p video fullscreen for awhile and report back on the temperatures you are getting?

  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    are you the only person getting ridiculous temps? It sounds like everyone else is not having the same problem as you?
  3. dexterbell thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2015
    No one else has taxed their processor and run a program that tracks temp that I know of. Web browsing and streaming a movie for 5 minutes isn't putting a big strain on it.
  4. whatos macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2015
    Maranello Italy / California USA
    My sister's has been warm enough to notice, but I wouldn't say it's hot based on Apple standards.
  5. dexterbell thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2015
    Good to know. I guess no one else has a 1.2
  6. ctyrider macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2012
    There is no need for you to create multiple threads on this.

    AnandTech did a fairly extensive testing of rMB temperatures, which you can read about here: http://anandtech.com/show/9136/the-2015-macbook-review/9

    They found the temperatures to be similar to other mobile devices. It's safe to say that rMB doesn't have "heat issues", other than in your mind.
  7. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2013
    Who is going to stick Warcraft in it and see what happens?
  8. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    I've got one but my days are chaotic. I get six hours of sleep a night if I'm really lucky. I won't have time to try to scope out this thing until the weekend. :(


    I think dexterbell is trying to figure out whether the 1.1gHz runs warmer or cooler than the 1.2gHz version, which the excellent Anandtech review doesn't have data on.
  9. dexterbell thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2015
    What is a "skin" reading? I believe thats from the outside of the case and does not indicate whats going on inside. I got temp readings as high as 88C from Intel's Power Gadget program. Thats a huge difference then the 42C reported on the outside case.
  10. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I don't play WoW but I'll be trying League of Legends on it whenever it arrives :rolleyes:

    Processing Items Available to ship: 3-4 weeks
    Delivers: 08 May, 2015 - 14 May, 2015 by Standard Shipping

    Edit: I got the 1.3 Ghz model though
  11. dexterbell thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2015
    Exactly. I want to see what the differences are between the maxed out 5Y31 and the not maxed out 5Y51
  12. Mcdevidr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 27, 2013
    For me the difference is simple it's $300 plus tax. So $315.
  13. pasadena macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2012
    I have the 1.2 but I don't have videos to export and I don't use iMovie. I can test streaming a video from Amazon, but not before this week end.

    It did get hot when I was installing all my stuff, i.e downloading a ton of data (first Dropbox full sync + download apps from the MAS) but cooled pretty fast after that.

    Since then, I've done mostly web browsing and reading, so it's all good.
  14. hypno macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2012
    As I told you (and did myself last night) you can peg all four threads using Yes in terminal, which is even better IMO than your methods. As I reported to you last night, I left the CPUs pegged at 99% for way too long because quite simply there are not heat issues.
  15. dexterbell thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2015
    So temps of 84-88C for an extended period of time won't do any damage to internals?
  16. Queen6 macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2008
    Putting out the fire with gasoline...
    No, some throttling at most...

  17. hypno macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2012
    Correct. The maximum junction temperature is 95 C for the Core-M.

    Also omitted from our table above: the maximum junction temperature, which is the hottest the CPU silicon is allowed to run before throttling. That temperature is 95°C for all three Core M models, down from 100°C for Haswell-Y. Mobile chips like these are usually expected to bump up against their thermal maximums, especially in fanless configs.

  18. dexterbell thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2015
    Cool, thanks. Those were the first Core M chips too. Maybe the 31, 51 and 71 got bumped up a little more than 95C too.
  19. iSheep5S macrumors 6502a


    Jun 4, 2013
    Can i pop in a comment that may help?

    A ex co worker i once knew... on nightshift, use to bring in an old Dell laptop. It was one of those 512mb RAM nothing special laptops but it had an Intel processor.

    He played Runescape which runs with java. Anyhow, it sat with the fans blowing a gale so much so that if i wanted to know if he was in his room i'd pop open the door to listen for the fans. I used CPUID (windows obv) to check his temps. 90 F constantly... this was all he did at work when he could and all the time at home. Bit of a layabout hence the ex co worker status. :) It never died. He gave it away when he moved to America.

    A MMORPG game that requires 100's of hours to max one skill/stat. He maxed many... Look it up.

    My point is Intel builds them well. This Core M will have gone through better testing and will be of MUCH better quality than a cheap Dell setup. Everyone was concerned about the power, even i am surprised by its GeekBench scores.

    Relax and enjoy.
  20. legioxi macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2013
  21. pudcraft macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2013
    I have a 1.2ghz model. I popped WoW in here and it ran fine, with crap graphics, but it played just fine.

    Yes, i too have some high temperatures just watching video or browsing.
  22. tgwaste macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2013
    got my 1.2 today. 6 desktops running, Xcode, 2 safari windows with multiple tabs, other misc apps. not very hot at all. barely warm.
  23. b18221964 macrumors member


    Jan 23, 2013
  24. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    If you can't use it on you lap for hours without burning yourself or discomfort…then its a desktop.

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