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How hot should a Macbook Pro run? And Fan RPM?

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Bat9th Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Jun 25, 2010 4:01 PM
Hi, I just got my first Mac Book Pro (or any Mac for that matter). I see no vents and its kinda warm on my leg.

What is the average running tempature for this system and what is the average fan RPM?

Mine is :

Temp 34-37

Fan - around 2003RPM

Thanks for the help!

Message was edited by: Bat9th
Mac Book Pro 2.4GHZ
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (220,955 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 4:09 PM (in response to Bat9th)
    That would be dead normal.
    Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MBP Unibody; MBP C2D 2.33 Ghz; MBP 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iMac C2D 17"; MB 2.0 Ghz; iPad 32G; 80GB iPod Video; iPod Touch; iPod Nano 2GB
  • Rebann1990 Calculating status...
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    Jun 26, 2010 3:33 AM (in response to Bat9th)
    Mine runs pretty hot, around 47-53C from when I'm not doing anything, to just lightly browsing the web. But if I do absolutely anything where flash is involved, even YouTube, it shoots up to 60 within 30 seconds.

    I keep the fans set at 2600RPMs with FanControl, so when it gets above 50C the fans increase with the temp.

    But wow, 34-37? What am I doing wrong?
    MBP 13 2.26GHz Unibody, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Retired Engineer Level 4 Level 4 (2,710 points)
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    Jun 26, 2010 3:42 AM (in response to Bat9th)
    It's not a "laptop". It is meant to be on a hard flat surface so air can circulate past the bottom of the case which is part of the heat dissipation design. My fans begin to speed up between 70 and 75 degrees C. At 85 degrees C they are at full speed.
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 15", 2 GHZ Core Duo CPU, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB Hard Disk
  • Steve Macko Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
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    Jun 26, 2010 6:01 AM (in response to Bat9th)
    The newer models are quite a bit cooler than the first generations. My MBP CD frequently runs at 100 celsius!
    MBP 13" Nvidia 320M, MBP CD 2.16, SR Macbook, iBook G4, and Sawtooth 400, Mac OS X (10.6.3), IPad 64 GB and a box of iPods!


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