2 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2013 4:13 AM by Ralph Landry1
Sagar4848 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi Guys,


I just bought a new mac pro 10.8 two days back. Is it normal for the mac to get warm withing 15 mins and hot within and hour of usage? When your facing the laptop the top left part on the base get hot the fastest. Whats wrong why does it get warm so fast? Also i was previously using a compaq with 2gb of ram and this mac has 8gb of ram thought i dont feel ny major upgrade in the speed. Its as much as the same only.

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3), I7, 2.3gz, 8gb ram, 500gb HD
  • mende1 Level 10 (91,930 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Support Communities


    Aluminum gets hot quickly, but it doesn't mean that your MacBook is hot inside. However, if you want to make sure that temperatures are correct, use Temperature Monitor > http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/12381/temperature-monitor In a normal use, your computer shouldn't have temperatures higher than 80ºC.


    Note that fans will be turned on automatically when your computer needs, so don't worry about it

  • Level 8 (41,745 points)

    The MacBook Pro will get warm with usage, the metal case is part of the heat sink system that the computer uses in addition to the cooling fans.  The side with the processor will heat up first since that is the greatest source of heat.  If you feel that the MBP is getting too hot, or too hot to handle, take it back to an Apple store genius bar and have the technicians test it to be sure all is normal.


    the use you place on it will also affect how fast and how much it heats up...things like gaming place a burden on the system and produce a lot of heat.