Thread: laptop temp
02-02-2007, 05:06 PM #1
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- Oct 11, 2006
- Brisbane, Queensland
- MacBook; 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 120GB Hard Drive
according to my istat pro widget.. my CPU A often reaches 79C is this a bad thing or normal..... it just seems relatively high
02-02-2007, 05:51 PM #2
It is pretty high, but it depends on what you're doing. There are two situations where your macbook would get that hot:
1) you are doing something CPU intensive
2) you are blocking the ventilation ports somehow
If you're doing neither of these things, check your CPU usage. If it's more than about 3% when idle, then something is eating your CPU time and raising your temperature. If it's on a cushion, blanket or anything other than a hard surface, try raising it and seeing how it goes.
02-02-2007, 06:09 PM #3
have a look at this.
my first gen mb normally reached about 80c. no worries.
http://www.intelmactemp.com/2.4ghz Unibody | Hitachi 320GB 7200 | 256MB 9600gt
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