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  1. #1

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    Dec 03, 2011
    I know it's sumer but this thing gets hot!
    My brand new mbp seems to get really hot. How do I know how hot is just normal hot? I mean it gets really hot on the left side especially ... so if i am working my left thigh and left wrist gets a bit uncomfortable because of the heat ... Any responses?

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    Oct 19, 2008
    Early 2015 13" rMBP
    You note that your left thigh gets hot - are you using this on your lap? If so, try to avoid doing so. You want to keep your MBP on a well ventilated, flat and hard surface so air can be circulated in and out.
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    Jul 02, 2006
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    Well, they do run hot, always, especially if you are doing lots of work.
    Download temperature monitor to check it, but over 100 degrees processor heat is not uncommon.

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    Dec 03, 2011
    Thank you for your replies Kevriano and van smith. I have made a nice plywood palette to use in future. I made it shaped to allow for use of a mouse. I wonder if I should raise the four corners a little to allow more air underneath? I think I will probably do that. I am surprised that the casing of the mbp is completely sealed underneath - unlike my previous hp laptop that had air vents at the bottom. Anyway, thanks again.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    Would help if you told us how hot. iStat and similar will give you the temperatures.
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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
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    I know it's sumer but this thing gets hot!"
    It's only Summer where you live (which we don't know where that is since you didn't say). On the "top-half" of the world...soon it will officially be Winter.

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