Worrying temperature?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacBookDan, May 9, 2010.

  1. MacBookDan macrumors member

    May 9, 2010
    West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
    Hey, as some of you know I've just got my MacBook which was off a friends friend which has been refurbished (new screen). The MacBook specs are below.

    I was wondering what the normal temperatures are for this type of MacBook.

    I'm currently @ 44c, sometimes idle it's 35-50 which is fine for me... when loading a game or even YouTube videos the temp can go up to 85-90c, which I worry about.

    Is this normal for the temps to be so hot? The RPM goes up to 6k RPM+

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook3,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB31.008E.B02
    SMC Version (system): 1.24f2
    Serial Number (system): xxxxxxxxx
    Hardware UUID: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    Chipset Model: GMA X3100
    Type: GPU
    Bus: Built-In
    VRAM (Total): 144 MB
    Vendor: Intel (0x8086)
    Device ID: 0x2a02
    Revision ID: 0x0003
    Color LCD:
    Resolution: 1280 x 800
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Built-In: Yes
    Display Connector:
    Status: No Display Connected
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    My 13" Mid 2010 MacBook Pro's processor tops out at about 71ºC while playing Crysis. I wouldn't be too worried about high temperatures, although you should avoid putting it on your lap or anything flammable when it gets that hot. Computers are designed to switch off automatically should they reach damaging temperatures.

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