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1034 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2007 3:28 AM by Retired Engineer
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2007 4:27 PM (in response to Sean Meredith)Interesting, and sorry you're having so much trouble. I just received the base model MacBook Pro, upgraded to the 160 gb 5400 rpm hard drive, and really hadn't noticed it being any hotter than my ancient iBook. I'd be interested in knowing the specs on your machine.MacBook Pro 2.2 ghz, PowerMac G5 2X2 ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2007 4:45 PM (in response to Dana Higbee)It also depends on your workload.
If you're just web surfing and returning email, it's actually runs pretty cool.
However, if you're watching videos, playing graphics-intensive games like World of Warcraft, etc., or doing other things that place a lot of processing or graphics demands on the system, it will heat up (though the fans should kick in pretty rapidly.)
I can web surf for the full life of the battery each night and never have issues with it getting too hot.
FCP studio, however, will put loads on your system that will keep it pretty toasty.Quad 2.5 GHz G5, 5 GB | 2.33 GHz MBP C2D 2 GB, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2007 4:44 PM (in response to Dana Higbee)and really hadn't noticed it being any hotter than my ancient iBook
Mainly because the MBPs do run pretty cool, even cooler than the G4, for general usage. However, when pushed to it's limit the MBPs have a higher top temperature. Final Cut Studio is far from easy on your hardware at the best of times.Mac Pro 2.66GHz 5GB/4x300GB/ATi X1900 XT/AE/BT/2xSD ; Dell 2405FPW, Mac OS X (10.4.10), MacBook Pro 15.4" C2D 2.2GHz 2GB/120GB ; Mac mini CD 1.66GHz 2GB/80GB/SD
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2007 5:02 PM (in response to infinite vortex)Hmmm? Nice to hear your responses. Maybe I need to bring mine in to get checked out (which would stink since I had to return my last MBP when the Airport came DOA). I haven't even used it with FCP or AfterEffects or Photoshop yet. I've been using Mail, Safari, Quicken, iCal and the like. I can walk away from it for fifteen minutes and when I come back it's still crazy hot on keyboard surface, especially left and right of the track pad.
I have the standard stock MBP 2.2ghz 2GB RAM.
My old G4 Powerbook that died recently wasn't anything like this.
That settles it in my mind, I'm gonna make an appointment with a 'Genius'. 'Genius' being the 21 year old kid who was in utero when I got my first Mac.mbp 2.2, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2007 5:51 PM (in response to Sean Meredith)Do you have the MBP directly on a pillow or on a stand and thats on a pillow?
If the MBP is directly on a pillow then you are not getting good airflow.
Also, do you have any temperature apps running? I have Temperature Monitor which sits on the menu bar. I also have iStat Pro which is a widget and shows a bunch of stats (as the name implies)...
Good luck with the Genius bar.
frankMacBookPro2.2 C2D 2.16 GHz, 2GB, 667 MHZ, changing to a MacBookPro3,1 2.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2007 5:59 PM (in response to Sean Meredith)Also, I've heard people complaining about fan noise. I never hear my fan. I wonder if the fans might not be working. I tried that fan override utilty a few days ago, and it did nothing. I just assumed it wasn't working on the newest MBPs.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2007 3:49 AM (in response to Sean Meredith)The iStat pro widget will tell you the speed of both of the fans.
According to my infrared thermometer the highest temperature to the left of my trackpad is 91.8 degrees F and to the right is 88.3 degrees F. The trackpad surface is at 91.4 degrees F.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 15", 2 GHZ Core Duo CPU, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB Hard Disk
So did they repair or fix that heat problem?
I have it as well, and try to find the best way to fix it.
My MBP, purchased in April 2006, originally had the heat problem. It has never been sent in for repair. After one of the many updates that have been installed through Software Update the MBP started running cooler and has not had a heat problem since. I do not remember which update fixed it. I have installed all updates as they have been presented to me.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 15", 2 GHZ Core Duo CPU, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB Hard Disk