MacBook Pro Temperature

Discussion in 'MacBook Air, MacBook & MacBook Pro' started by marvinbig, May 17, 2009.

  1. marvinbig

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    Hi fellow philmuggers,

    I just wanted to ask, what is the safe operating temperature for a 15" unibody macbook pro?

    I use it to play graphics heavy games in bootcamp and i use SMC FanControl with maximum settings (6000 rpm) yet it still runs at around 75-81 degrees Celsius.

    I just want to know if this is still "safe territory" for my MBP.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Zoey

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    According to Apple's website the Macbook pro's normal operating temperature is from 50 to 95 Celsius. So you should be okay :)
     
  3. wakomasei

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    By the way, I have a question. How do you determine the exact temperature of your laptop? Is there a software to download or is there a built-in thermometer in our macs that I just haven't noticed? Thanks.
     
  4. Zoey

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    Yeah google for iStat. :)

    There is a dashboard version and menu bar version.
     
  5. marvinbig

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    hey guys, thanks! :) and for wakomasei, yup! its called iStat. There's also SMC FanControl in case you want to change your fan speed on command. :)
     
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    50-95c? if that's the case then safe ang mbp ko. :)mind of i ask for the link? thanks :)
     
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  8. bhoyetjumpay

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    http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs.html

    its 50 to 95 degree fahrenheit not degree celsius as posted by zoey

    under electrical and operating requirements then operating temperature
     
  9. RommelReyes

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    50 F-95 F is the temperature under which the MBP should be operated, i.e., ambient temperature or room temperature. this cannot be the mbp processor/graphic card/airport card/etc temperature because this is even lower than a human's normal body temperature.
     
  10. PatrickGaerlan

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    I love the menu bar version -- iStat Menus. I like it better than the Dashboard version because I can see system information at a glance, without activating Dashboard. You can have as much or as little information as you want. Even though it's completely free, I found it so useful that I actually donated $10.

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