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    Question HELP: is my macbookpro running too hot?
    hi everyone, I own a Macbook pro and am very concerned about how hot it may be running

    using istat pro i can see that (everything is in Fahrenheit) :

    cpu 151 degrees
    cpu heatsink 124 degrees
    enclosure base 1,2 and 3 99 degrees (one is at 98 actually)

    should i be worried. I am only running google chrome, mail, ical and steam (i am downloading some games on it). I normally use my mac for video and basic word processing, as well as hardcore gaming (i have like 5 games on it [starcraft2, minecraft, counterstike source, garys mod, counterstrike source beta for all interested])
    any help will be appreciated!

    PS it is a unibody mid 2010 macbook pro 15 inch with 2.53 ghz i5 processor, if that makes a difference lol

    and again THANKS ALOT FOR THE HELP IN ADVANCE

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    should i be worried.
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    thanks alot for the help

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    For comparison - my MBP 2011 i5 runs CPU at 178 and heat sink at 153 F when not doing anything other than just surfing the web and playing HD video while running 3 monitors and Windows 2008 server in a VM.

    If the high numbers bother, change your display setting to Celcius in the Sensors part of your settings.
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    lol thanks, im in europe any ways, so im more familiar to the celsius meter!

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    i am sorry for posting here, not sure if ot. anyhow, my mbp's (intel core duo, 2006 15") core temperature sensors are not updating after a restart (not just after waking up), latest firmware updates ecc. I started freaking out when i saw my cpu diode (not the core ones) hit 118 celsius, is there anything i can do? the sensors work, they are just not updating.. this is also affecting my fans since they keep reading the startup core temperature.. kind of a big problem

    thank you,
    davide

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    That does sound high. On my 2011 i5, the "cpu proximity" reading is probably similar, and it typically reads 75 C. I have heard that older machines do run hotter, though, so maybe 118 is ok. Hopefully, someone with the same machine as yours will chime in with their experience.
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    yes that does seem quite high.... have you been to an apple store lately, i suggest just popping in to see if anything is wrong.

    if it is a software problem i suggest you run disk utility, which will probably tell you if anything is wrong, it should be searchable from the spotlight thing

    good luck and tell us if you have ANY concerns!

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    also, check if you istat bar is actually displaying celcius,

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