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Since the recent firmware upgrade my MacBook has been running a bit cooler. Today, however, I have been converting a 2+ hour DVD to iPod format (using Instant Handbrake) and the Core Temp got up to 85c. I wasn't overly worried until the message "CPU Overheating please close applications or check cooling system" appeared. Once I ejected the DVD it cooled down again fairly rapidly. Should I be concerned? :dummy:
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Yes, you should be concerned. I'm experiencing the same thing. Anytime I rip or burn a DVD, my MacBook overheats, and this is only since the last firmware upgrade. Anytime I do anything intensive, the temps shoot up and the MacBook shuts down. You shound like you're better off than me though; at least you get a warning message. I am going to contact Apple today and I will let you know what they say. Hopefully I can revert back to the old firmware somehow, otherwise I'll need a trade-in ASAP as this is both my work and personal computer.

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I called the local store and they said I have two options: make an appointment locally, where I would probably have to drop it off for 3-5 days, or call AppleCare for troubleshooting. I will be calling AppleCare for troubleshooting later today. I use my computer for work, so I would need to swap it out ASAP with a new computer. If I drop it off, I'll have to transfer all my files over and work on my old Dell :p

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I think I feel another trip to the Apple Store coming on. Incidentally, the warning message originates from one of the monitoring widgets that I have downloaded (when I turn them off, it dissapears). The MacBook's never shut down on me yet!
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