Wow, MBP running ice cold all of a sudden

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

  1. Papajohn56 macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2005
    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


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    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

    Aug 13, 2005
    :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

    Jun 9, 2007
    It's more likely you had a temp sensor failure or single core of the CPU thermal shutdown ;)

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