9 Replies Latest reply: May 25, 2012 7:06 PM by gespim
Leffie88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello, recently my mac book pro started to overhead: getting very hot, but only on the left side. I have the latest updates and I also have downloaded istat pro (though I don't know how to read it). Can somebody help me?


MacBook Pro
  • 1. Re: OVERHEATING MACBOOK PRO
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,815 points)

    Post a picture of your iStat pro and indicate what applications you are using.  A picture of Activity Monitor showing 'All Applications' may also be useful.

     

    Ciao.

  • 2. Re: OVERHEATING MACBOOK PRO
    Leffie88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Skærmbillede 2012-05-25 kl. 20.42.28.png

    This is a picture of the iStat

     

    Skærmbillede 2012-05-25 kl. 20.45.46.png

    This a picture of 'all applications'

  • 3. Re: OVERHEATING MACBOOK PRO
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,815 points)

    The temperatures that you see recorded are very normal and the fan speed is at it's lowest (2000 rpm apx.).

     

    If you use CPU intensive applications the temperatures will rise as well as the fan speed.  Watching video, games, Skype and such will cause these conditions.  You may witness temperature approaching 100 degrees.  There are safety features built in so that the MBP will shut down before it over heats and does any damage.  The aluminum body act like a heat sink that dissipates the internal heat.  That is the way it has been designed.

     

    I did not mean for you to post a display of your dock, but 'Activity Monitor' which is in the 'Utilities Folder' of 'Applications'.  Since the data in the iStat pro reads normal, you need not post it.

     

    However do look at it just to get acquainted with it.  It displays CPU usage, all the applications that are open, RAM usage and HDD usage.  When temperatures rise in your MBP, you can usually determine the reasons why by looking at  Activity Monitor.

     

    Ciao.

  • 4. Re: OVERHEATING MACBOOK PRO
    Leffie88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!

     

    So I don't need to worry about the left side being freakishly hot? 

  • 5. Re: OVERHEATING MACBOOK PRO
    OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (25,815 points)

    Not on what you are showing.  If you are really concerned you can always go to the Apple store and have them perform diagnostic tests and I am willing to wager the result will be a clean bill of health.

     

    Ciao.

  • 6. Re: OVERHEATING MACBOOK PRO
    peter_watt Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)

    I like SMCfancontrol. I have a default speed of 2500 which keeps my 2012 mbp 15.4" below 40C and if i use skype, iphoto, photoshop etc i have a 4000 minimum setting that keeps it comfortable. If I create a dvd with Premiere elements it will run at 6000 and 97C (over 200F) so expect some heat to be given off. CPU heatsink is on left side usually.

  • 7. Re: OVERHEATING MACBOOK PRO
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,455 points)

    You have to do all that? mine stays cool without me driving.

  • 8. Re: OVERHEATING MACBOOK PRO
    peter_watt Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)

    Didn't have to but my wife complained about the heat on her lap whilst looking at pics of the Grand daughter! Uncomfortably hot while iphoto was cataloging 7000 photos on the new mbp. It rarely happens now.

  • 9. Re: OVERHEATING MACBOOK PRO
    gespim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If your lap is more than a year old, the most likely reason is that the outlet of the fan is blocke by dust.

     

    open  the machine and clean it. and the overheating will be gone

     

    This happened to my macbook pro 2007. ..