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Hey guys, i've been getting mixed reactions about the load-bearing temperature of a typical macbook pro. I am running Macbook Pro 5, 3; the model that existed just before the release of the i7 processor MBPs.

I noticed that while i was playing games or something CPU intensive my computer would get very hot and often the performance would go down, even in air-conditioned environments.

Using smcFanControl i determined my usual temperature to be about 60˚ and during gameplay/CPU intensive programs, it would go up to 104˚C and settle at around 98-100˚. Please can someone shed some light on this as i have tried everything, using a cooling pad, opening the bottom to clean out the dust etc.

I confirmed the temperature to be accurate using istat nano in case some of you attributed it to smcfancontrol bugging out.

Thanks in advance!
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There is a difference between "symptoms" and "problems".
I don't see the problem.
Just make sure that the air vents on your MBP are not blocked and trust the Apple engineers who designed the machine .... All will be well.

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The problem is when the temperature goes too high, any other task becomes slow and unresponsive.
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My macbook gets extremely hot no matter what I'm doing on it. So hot that I have been burnt. The white box on the power cord also gets hot anytime its plugged in. I have to unplug it and leave it for a while before I can pick it up sometimes. Is there something I should do?
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I would like to know also if it is ok that my macbook gets up to to 63c/144f?
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I would be worried about anything over 67-70 for an extended period of time. If you're that worried about it, I would suggest using some sort of cooling pad.

For others, stating that it's running hot without providing temperatures doesn't really tell anyone anything. Just a thought.
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HI Thanks, I do use a cooling pad .. however I live in the tropics and I don't have air con. I have a lot of problems with my mac freezing up so wonder if this is part of it.
Since posting my mac is up to 65c/149f.
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Have a read of this thread for some insight to the overheating

The Official "My MacBook/Air/Pro is overheating, what do I do?" Guide

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Ah..thank you.
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