running too hot without anything open

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my macbook is starting to run at about 172-180F when i turn it on, without opening anything. i can't seem to lower this any way. i have held it up in the air (getting good circulation) to no avail. i can currently smell my computer, and i'm getting quite worried. it used to be any where from 80-120F.
please let me stress:
finder (and a couple menubar apps) are all that are open at boot.
i do not have any "intensive" apps open.
 
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nevermind, i have figured it out.
the problem was "mdworker" indexing a bunch of audiobooks i just got. i just excluded the folder from spotlight, and my temp is back down at 120F.
 
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Smcfancontrol or alternatively you can get istat pro for your dashboard
 
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Where can I download that program? My macbook is always running so hot, I'd like to keep track of its temperature.
 
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I downloaded smcfancontrol but whn i go to save my settings it asks for my ps of an acct w/admin privileges. well i am the only user nd i have the admin privileges. I canged my name/pw to try and see if that worked, it didnt. i went into key chain but i dont see anything that i need to change. how do i get past this point? please help!!!!
 
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if you are the admin, there should be a password for your name. make sure you use the right one.
 

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