1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 18, 2013 9:56 PM by clintonfrombirmingham
iBe Numero Uno Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I have a 15" MacBook Pro Retina that I've had for a few months now. I've installed Windows 7 using bootcamp. Everything seemed to be working correctly, trackpad, keyboard, bluetooth, wifi, speakers etc. Now I just installed Google Chrome and while it was installing the fans kicked in then just went full turbo. My computer became very hot; unconfortable to touch. I installed a tempature monitor and it appears my computer idles at around 175 on Windows 7 and will reach 185 when just browing the web. Any idea what is going on? I haven't installed anything else besides Google Chrome and RealTemp.

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (29,995 points)

    Google Chrome can be rather GPU & CPU intensive - you should expect some higher temps when you run it. But your temps seem a bit too high - and your fans are kicking in to compensate for those high temps. 185ºF does seem about 20-30º too high, though. I would install the 14-day trial version of iStat Menus 4 and keep an eye on those temps and fan speeds. If 185º seems to be the 'norm' you may want to consider taking in your machine for diagnostics.


    Good luck,