33864 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2010 3:11 PM by Rod Hagen
iskihood, a CPU temperature of 70 to 80ºC is not an issue and common when playing games , rendering video, etc.
The fans, as has been pointed out in another thread of yours, are actually running at 2000 RPM even when the computer is cold. They simply speed up as the CPU temperature rises. Under OSX they are usually running at a substantially increased speed by the time the computer reaches 70 or 80 degrees (though still not flat out). Under bootcamp the "stepping" may be different, but the temps in the 70 to 80 degree C range you mention are not a problem regardless.
Apple does not publish the maximum CPU (or any other) temperature however you MBP does have protection that will shut it down when it senses over heating. Until then don't worry about operating temperatures and just enjoy the computer.
It is covered by warranty and I would also strongly suggest purchasing AppleCare to extend the warranty which includes telephone support to 3 full years from the date of purchase.
No they don't, but Intel does. The Core Duo safe operating temperature limit is 100 degrees celsius: http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SL8VU
Core 2 Duos have a 105 degrees celsius cap: http://processorfinder.intel.com/details.aspx?sSpec=SLGEK