Widget temp reading wrong?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rye9, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    #1
    Ok so I posted a thread a while back saying how once I upgraded to 10.6.1. software, my MBP now runs about 30 degrees or so fahrenheit hotter... sometime it decides to cool down again once in a while to a normal temp of about 120 degrees (idle that is)... and so I've been obsessively checking the temp on the top left of my MBP with my hand and by checking the istat pro widget I believe I have. So I checked a short while ago with my hand and it felt cool for once, but I checked the widget which reported a temperature of 140+ degrees?! I know this isn't human error on my part because assuming the readouts have been correct before with the amount of heat I felt by my hand (aka I kinda know what 140+ degrees feels like)... this definitely was about 120 or so... so is my widget going a little funky or something?
     
  2. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    #2
    If you turn it off or let it sleep for awhile, what's the temperature right when you turn it back on? Is it only the CPU temp. that looks too high?
     

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