Wow, MBP running ice cold all of a sudden

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Papajohn56, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Papajohn56 macrumors 6502

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    I was playing a game earlier, which got it up to 88°C+ for a bit, and it normally idles around 48°C. But now, fans at normal speed, I'm running safari and Adium, at 33°C!

    Is it possible for a CPU to get so hot that thermal paste re-seats or adjusts or something?
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    Mine's also idling at 48, plugged in. Is yours plugged in or running from battery?

    By the way, 33 ° is not ice cold, 0 is :)
     
  3. Papajohn56 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    :rolleyes: I know what freezing point is, figure of speech

    It's running from AC Power, and on Better Performance mode.
     
  4. chem macrumors regular

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    It's more likely you had a temp sensor failure or single core of the CPU thermal shutdown ;)
     

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