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Istat pro says the bottom case of my mbp 2.2 ghz gets right around 110-115 degrees fahrenheit during a game of age of empires 3 or some serious photoshopping
wow! its like a dream temperatures in the games! the DELL XPS is getting more on photoshop!

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wow!
i woder whuy mi MBP is runing so hot! internet brousing in firefox temperature is no below 52C!!! and if wathing youtube it is about 60-65C with 2500rpm!
the room temp is about 29-30C!
and one more question! if im playing games! on the SMCfancontrol im getting to 4000rpm! is it means that if lap is getting warmer it will be on 4000rpm and not more?
and if im playng something like crysis in the room that temperature in it is about 30C and the heat will rice until 85-90C the computer will turn off?
it dosent happend yet but im afraid that because of SMCfc it will not increase fans rpm!
Very simple solution: Stop using SMC Fan Control. SMC Fan Control bypasses the built-in thermal management systems and logic by forcing the fans to run at a static rate. The engineers at Apple are competent, this kind of second-guessing is simply counter-productive.

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hello Maclovers,

I just got my new mbp 2 days ago and I am still trying to learn things in this new world.

The lowest temp I noticed from istats was 104 F when I was at a real cool environment and my mbp was on a desk. Normally it is around 110 - 125 with light use on desk...internet and exploring my mac applications. It significantly raises when I charge the battery.

Is there a way I can control the temp??
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Hey guys, I got my Macbook Pro - 2.5 gig core 2 duo, 512 graphics card ...

I found that it can sometimes be uncomfortable on my lap sometimes, but if i lift it up and rest it on a armrest the computer cools down a bit ...

My current stats are CPUa 57 - GPU Diode 63 - GPU heatsink 54 - heatsink a 55 - heatsink b 44 - bottom 36 and HHD 39

Anything i should be worried about? is this normal temp for the macbook pro? I have always known Macs for a tendency to run warmer than other computers soo
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I bought my 15" MBP (2.4ghz, 4gb ram) about 2 months ago, and I had read a lot of people complaining about the heat. For the first few days, I thought it might have been exaggerated, but now that summer is in full swing, I know exactly what they are talking about. I rarely ever use anything intensive, unless you consider safari, mail, messenger and adobe reader intensive usage. My fans never go up over 2000rpm, as you would expect when not doing anything intensive, but the case gets way too hot to use on your lap. Although I agree that the Apple engineers are competent enough to regulate the heat (to avoid damage), I want my *notebook* to also be a laptop, so I rev up the fans using smcFanControl when I want to use it on my lap.
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I bought my 15" MBP (2.4ghz, 4gb ram) about 2 months ago, and I had read a lot of people complaining about the heat. For the first few days, I thought it might have been exaggerated, but now that summer is in full swing, I know exactly what they are talking about. I rarely ever use anything intensive, unless you consider safari, mail, messenger and adobe reader intensive usage. My fans never go up over 2000rpm, as you would expect when not doing anything intensive, but the case gets way too hot to use on your lap. Although I agree that the Apple engineers are competent enough to regulate the heat (to avoid damage), I want my *notebook* to also be a laptop, so I rev up the fans using smcFanControl when I want to use it on my lap.
You should consider taking it back to Apple. It really shouldn't be getting too hot so as to be uncomfortable on your lap if you're using it for non-intensive tasks. There is a known problem with some units where the thermal compound was applied in an overzealous manner, resulting in inefficient cooling. Some intrepid owners have actually removed and reapplied the compound with astounding differences in temps.

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You should consider taking it back to Apple. It really shouldn't be getting too hot so as to be uncomfortable on your lap if you're using it for non-intensive tasks. There is a known problem with some units where the thermal compound was applied in an overzealous manner, resulting in inefficient cooling. Some intrepid owners have actually removed and reapplied the compound with astounding differences in temps.
Thanks for the info!

Unfortunately, there are no Apple stores even remotely close to where I live. The closest one is two provinces over (in Ontario), which is about a 24 hour drive each way hah!

I wonder if Apple authorized resellers are able to work on Macs?
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Thanks for the info!

Unfortunately, there are no Apple stores even remotely close to where I live. The closest one is two provinces over (in Ontario), which is about a 24 hour drive each way hah!

I wonder if Apple authorized resellers are able to work on Macs?
Just make sure they are an Apple authorized service provider. If so, they should be able to do warranty work.

More information:

http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/20/n...d-thermal-gre/

http://www.appledefects.com/wiki/ind...fore_and_After

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I appreciate it, its good to hear that they don't run extremely warm. Thanks for the quick response
mine has hit 81c when i am converting a video file, and close to that when playing spore...

it does get a bit hotter again when on charge...

Unless you like a sweaty lap get a cooler...

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I'm still reading all of this, so far it seems like the MBP was designed to run cool, but the "overzealous" application of the compound inside can cause problems. I'm glad to hear that it can be fixed rather simply.
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yea i'm gonna go to the genius bar and see what could be up with this.
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Update ... so i have been running some custom fan controls. Upping the speed to just under 3000 rpm when i'm running the computer on plugged in more operation keeps the processor about 5 to 15C cooler than without.
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I'm still loving the updates, this thread is beginning to be a good compilation of info on overheating/cooling. Apparently a LOT of people have these same questions.
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I'm still reading all of this, so far it seems like the MBP was designed to run cool, but the "overzealous" application of the compound inside can cause problems. I'm glad to hear that it can be fixed rather simply.
Well the vent in the back is honestly really big for a laptop ... as anyone else seen anything that large before on a mobile machine?
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I always use my notebook on a hard surface on my lap such as a chill pad or a wooden board I had made just for it.

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