New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook - How Hot Does Your MacBook Get


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
morales

 
Member Since: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 14
morales is on a distinguished road

morales is offline
I just got my new white unibody macbook and i wanted to know how hot some of your macbooks got just to have some comparison. I am running SMC Fancontrol and it shows that my macbook gets 102 F. Also how safe is it to use smc fancontrol and what is a safe speed to set the fans at???
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,599
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
The fans are thermostatically controlled by SMC. When you run SMCFanControl, you're basically usurping that control, which is largely unnecessary and can cause unnecessary wear on your fans. If the machine wasn't running within tolerances, it would shut down.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
ImageX

 
ImageX's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 17, 2009
Location: East Bay, CA
Posts: 440
ImageX will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 17" MBP C2D 2.8 4GB OS X 10.8 | iPhone 5

ImageX is offline
I too have smcFanControl and mostly use it to let me know the temp. and fan speeds. My MBP usually idles around 120-130F and 150-175F under strain. I don't have any facts to back this up, but personally I would start worrying about the temp. once/if it gets to about 180-200F. I'm not sure if that's still safe for the CPU, but I wouldn't like it and would shutdown or put a fan on it to cool off. 102F is very cold for a CPU lol. The only time mine is that low is when I first open it from sleep overnight. Like cwa107 said, you machine will know when it needs to shut-off from high temp. Good luck!

"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

Remember to use the Reputation System!
QUOTE Thanks
Eric559

 
Eric559's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 18, 2007
Location: Central California
Posts: 3,185
Eric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of lightEric559 is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: 2.16GHz C2D MacBook w/ 2GB RAM & 120GB HD. HTC Droid Incredible.

Eric559 is offline
If your computer gets too hot it will shut down. If it isn't shutting down then I wont worry about fans speeds and what not.

Member Of The Month for December '08.
It's only the internet!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Just bought Macbook pro, and now worried... | How do i figure out the part number on my battery? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
HOT macbook pro, what options do I have? lynx6200 Apple Notebooks 2 08-28-2009 06:29 AM
No composite video capability on New the new MacBook or MacBook Pro adelamora Apple Notebooks 4 08-26-2009 05:14 PM
macbook PRO really hot chadash98 Apple Notebooks 5 04-12-2009 02:45 PM
Macbook Pro very hot BlackOut117 Apple Notebooks 3 09-12-2008 02:41 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?