Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 11:36 AM (in response to Marc D)
you mac will heat up when watching videos, playing games etc and will then cool down when doing less intense things. The heat would not cause youtube videos to crash. My mac regularly runs over 90°F and I experience no crashing.
Marc D wrote:
I would get a black screen with a white text message and I would have to restart by holding the power button.
That is a kernel panic: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3742
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 1:39 PM (in response to Marc D)
post the most recent kernel panic http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2546 . Im not tech savvy enough to read it and guess what may be causing it, but their are others here who can.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 7:54 PM (in response to Marc D)
Correction. I reported temperatures in F, but they were actually in C. I had "Temperature Monitor" set to C because the temp reading shows on the icon and 3 digit numbers are cut off. So the numbers above are actually C.
I set "Temperature Monitor" to display in F and here are some current readings: I played some videos on YouTube and the temp quickly climbed to the 180-185F range. At one point I got a temp of 196F. When let the system rest for a few minutes the temp drops to 145F.
So compared to the 90F you report that seems crazy high.
I tried to create a Kernel Panic but it hasn't happened yet.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 2:59 PM (in response to Marc D)
After some more monitoring it seems the typical operating temp for my machine is in the range of 135F to 150F (running 3-4 applications with light duty). Is that normal/typical for a MacBook?
MacBook2,1 (2007), 2.16 Ghz, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM, OSX 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 3:41 PM (in response to shldr2thewheel)
Thanks, I think that refers to ambien (room) temp. I found somewhere that Intel has a cut-off temp for the CPU in my machine of 105C or 220F, so since my highs have been under 200F I might be ok.
Also found this article about re-applying the termal paste: http://vitobotta.com/massive-temperature-drop-on-mbp-with-new-thermal-paste/
I'm not brave enough to perform that kind of surgery, but I think its what my machine needs.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 3:52 PM (in response to Marc D)
Marc D wrote:
I'm not brave enough to perform that kind of surgery.neither am I. Also, your mac will shut off when it gets so hot to the point where damage may be caused. 135°-150°f is fine.