Why is my MBP running hot?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pw1981, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. pw1981 macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2008
    Tampa Bay
    I have a newish MBP 15" :
    it runs VERY hot sometimes and not others. For instance, if I just sit and browse the web and such its warm but not noticably. If I chat with iChat video it get real hot. If I use iDVD its fine but if I watch a WMV file with Flip4Mac it gets hot. Is this a processor load issue?

    What am I doing wrong?

    I put all the hardware info I think is relevant in this post.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There are numerous threads already on this subject. It's normal. You can download and install iStat Pro to monitor your temps, but it's nothing to worry about.
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    the aluminium casing is a conductor and so it "feels" hotter than compared with a plastic notebook. and when your fans get louder the CPU load is increasing which in turn heats up your MBP.

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