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    MBP running too hot?

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    MBP running too hot?
    Hi all,
    I have a MBP 15" , 2017, 2.9 GHz, intel core I7, 16GB memory 2133 Mhz, Graphics For 560 radeon Pro, with 500 GB flash storage.

    I downloaded Mac fan controls and it always seems to run at around 118-125 F. I also downloaded Drive DX app to make sure I keep an eye on things.

    Do you think this is running too hot? Thank you
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    MBP running too hot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frostygirl View Post
    Hi all,
    I have a MBP 15" , 2017, 2.9 GHz, intel core I7, 16GB memory 2133 Mhz, Graphics For 560 radeon Pro, with 500 GB flash storage.

    I downloaded Mac fan controls and it always seems to run at around 118-125 F. I also downloaded Drive DX app to make sure I keep an eye on things.

    Do you think this is running too hot? Thank you
    Hi Frostygirl - first, is there a reason(s) you feel the fans are fast and the computer is 'hot', i.e. any problems? Second, I have iStat Menus on my MBPro (early 2013 w/ a simpler CPU) - below are your numbers vs. mine on the right - fans virtually the same speeds and temps are similar - don't feel that I'm having a problem. I'm sure others will 'chime in' w/ comments, but let us know 'why' you are asking the question(s)? Dave
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    MBP running too hot?
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    @frostygirl:

    First, thanks for joining us once more as a long time member.

    I have to agree with Dave, your fan speeds and temps are well within the normal range.

    You probably remember the old saying: "If it's not broke, don't fix it!"

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    That is TOTALLY normal temps for your machine. You should be worried when the temps get to around 90 degC (~ 200 degF) and stay there. You are then approaching the thermal shutdown point for many components and your system will automatically power off and will NOT turn back on until the temps go back down. My 2019 MBP operates around 44-48 degC at largely idle and will spike to about 75 degC under load of compilation or other activity. At that point, the fans will kick in as designed to bring the temps back down.

    I do NOT recommend installing any software to manually control the fans, let the machine (and the OS) do what it's designed to do.
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    right after buying it, my 16" MBP was running hot. nowhere near thermal shutdown temps but running way too hot for web browsing and compared to my 2015 MBP which was cool to the touch running the same task(s).

    I solved the issue by resetting the SMC, and have had zero thermal issues since.

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    Good morning all, Thank you for your replies. I guess I over analyze things. When I see 120 plus degrees I just get worried that its overheating but you all just put my mind to ease. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyr View Post
    right after buying it, my 16" MBP was running hot. nowhere near thermal shutdown temps but running way too hot for web browsing and compared to my 2015 MBP which was cool to the touch running the same task(s).

    I solved the issue by resetting the SMC, and have had zero thermal issues since.

    When and How to Reset Mac SMC (System Management Controller)
    Hi Nicky - good point about SMC - on our old iMac 3 or 4 years ago, my wife came running out of our computer room saying her computer was ready to TAKE OFF! Oh my, I went in and ran iStat Menus and the fans were going at twice their usual speed - a quick SMC reset solved the issue - Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by frostygirl View Post
    I downloaded Mac fan controls and it always seems to run at around 118-125 F. I also downloaded Drive DX app to make sure I keep an eye on things.

    Do you think this is running too hot? Thank you
    Nope...not hot at all. Older MacBooks & MacBook Pro's that need to work harder (because they are asked to do more & more on older hardware)...can easily run 180F or higher (much more than 118-125F).

    Depending on your location (if it's Winter where you are)...expect your MacBook Pro to run warmer in the Summer months...if using it somewhere with a higher ambient temp.

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