"Hydrocarbon fuel cell? 600 degrees Celsius. Large Hadron Collider? -271 degrees. Microwave drill? 2,000. Your run of the mill Core i7 MacBook Pro can't compete with these extreme temperatures, but that won't keep it from burning your lap. PC Authority recently put the latest edition of Apple's sleek silver classic through a series of torture tests, and found that running Cinebench could cause the CPU temperature to climb over 100 degrees Celsius. The metal shell proved ineffective at dissipating the heat as well as the similarly equipped Fujitsu Lifebook SH760, which finished the same test at 81 degrees, and actually required PC Authority to run the MacBook Pro on its side (see pic above) to complete certain tests. The site thinks that Apple's cooling solution may be inadequate for a Core i7, but these results could be a fluke -- in our experience with the machine, we actually noticed an improvement over the egg-cooking solutions of yesteryear."
It first started when I was doing a light activity (word processing). What happened was both CPUs shot up to 100 percent and everything became horribly slow. Left/right Clicking on an item or the Start orb might take 30 seconds or longer before it would work. Task Manager showed 100 percent CPU usage under performances, but sorting by CPU processes, only 10-15 percent was being used.
I restarted, and to my surprise, instead of the nice under 1 minute load time to the desktop, to took at least 15 minutes where both CPUs were constantly at 100 percent. Safe mode was also very sluggish, where I stopped non-essential processes with msconfig. So I yanked my HDD and did a backup just so I wouldn't lose anything. After a few hours of the 8510p sitting, I put back the HDD and the machine worked perfectly for about an hour, then both CPUs shot up again to 100 percent. Once the issue happens, it occurs everytime I reboot regardless of how I boot into Windows. After being powered off for 4 or more hours (or overnight), It might work for an hour or so and then become horribly sluggish, or it might start out being sluggish, too. (BTW, no viruses)
So I got on the instant chat with HP support and told them about my issue. My tech had me switch out my 2 gigs of RAM with another laptop, but that didn't fix the loading issue. He said it needed to be sent in, so I received my box last Tuesday. On Wednesday, I got a call from HP saying my machine was fine and the only problem was my battery was dead and that would cost me 212 dollars (I don't know where they pulled that number, because a new battery on their website is 109). Great, the time it would actually work for an hour, it works perfectly there. I told them that I didn't need a new battery (I pretty much use it as a desktop at home), but that there was some other issue. She said she would email the "advanced" repair guys to look at my machine...
How hot do MBP models get when used for graphic intensive situations? My HP reaches 88 deg C, and sometimes it powers off instantly. Any users seen situations similar to mine (more importantly, powering off)?
I've had my MBP unibody 17 for almost a year now... it's been heating up for the past couple months (or longer?). I really haven't thought to talk about it until now.
Basically, my fans start to kick it quite often after just regular web browsing. It happens quite often if I start streaming a video or watching youtube. I don't have many apps open either. My laptop is in a cool place on hard surface that doesn't absorb heat easy either. I almost want to by a fan to put under it.
I installed SMC fan control and "fan control" since the beginning. I currently have fan control only.
Is there anything specific I can check that causes the laptop to heat up or if I messed with any "internal" settings by accident to cause it to heat up?
I almost want to think I to think it's something I downloaded or something I screwed up. My brother has the exact same computer and it runs around or under 50 all the time while running more programs than I do at times.
I'm just browsing right now with adium and and chrome running and it's running at 62 degrees.
I'm playing a lot of movies online from netflex and others and I keep playing with the fan speeds and was wondering what's the safe temp to stay at I'd like to get a notebook cooler but I'm using one of those notebook rolling tables so theirs no room for one unless they have some kind of fans I could hook on top and have them cool the keyboard down,
I think pushing this to a max i'm going to dry out the heat sink paste in a few months or less, any thoughts on this !
do they sell USB fans for the top of the screen that I could point down to the keyboard?
a lot of people that owns the white macbook complains that it gets too hot, well the area that gets hot is the gpu and the cpu heatsink.
well i decided to open that baby up and change the thermal compound. from just using it for the past hour it seems to still heat up but at a slower rate and the final temp is noticeablly lower, not to mention that it haven't gone through the break-in phase.
unfortunatly i didn't take any pictures and a lot of people have done this so if you really want to, you can search of it online. but i didn't find some information that can help you make the process easier.
taking off the keyboard cover is pretty easy. after removing the screws make sure you keep track of them, this is the hardest part. the right side does not come out that easier, don't be afraid to bend it a little bit. the trick is try to remove the keyboard ribbon right now if you can't get it completely off, then you don't have to worry about using a bit more force, there's really nothing to keep you back...............
i would just like to know how hot the 15 inch macbook pro unibody runs after being under load for a few hours. I will be playing games 3-4 hours straight some nights.
i heard it runs at 70 degrees celsius under load and it stays around there, but if its running that hot:
Is it uncomfortable to use on your lap? will you want to take it off your lap after a few seconds?
Any tips on keeping it cool? i dont understand how a notebook cooler helps that much, as there are no intakes on the bottom of the notebook. And because of that how does keeping the macbook on your bed affect its temps at all? as long as you keep the vents sucking air in and blowing air out clear shouldnt it not matter?
I was having bad battery life (under 2 hours) And noticed my fans were not spinning up to counter the increase in heat.
I called Apple and they had me reset my PRAM. With that done the system worked fine for a day.
Currently my Unibody will not stay connected to any wireless networks. I have tried 2 of my own routers and a friends. It will not stya connected, either on AC or battery.
Next issue involves CPU hitting 95c before the fan go past 2k rpm. Try and and play wow and the system locks up when the CPU hits 98c and the fans are still at 2k. Tried reseting the PRAM again, no luck.
I'm using (handbrake) software for conversions to iphone and the heat builds up and even with smc fan control set at 6000 rpms it hits 82 degrees and tops out, is there a notebook cooler for my unibody macbook pro 17", I could get to keep it cooler ?
should I worry about thermal paste drying up on this cpu inside this notebook ?
1.I really didn't find much info on the (now not so) new white unibody Macbooks, expect some items for sale. And please, don't tell me that just buy the aluminum model for the extra $200, my question is strictly from an engineering point of view: heat. We all know aluminum Macbooks are quite hot, right? But how does the white unibody compares to the aluminum regarding heat issues?
2.What might be the reason that the whole bottom of the white unibody contcts the table beneath it, compared to the aluminum model, which has four rubber contact points on the four corners?
3.On the other thread I read a dedicated graphics card does not really add to battery consumption. Can you confirm that?
My main usage profile is office, web and seeing (HD, if available) Youtube videos. This one is rather a 15" vs. 13" Pro question, and half hypothetic. Let's say, all things are being equal on two models, the processor none the least, the only differences are one model has the integrated Nvidia, the other the integrated Intel plus discreet Nvidia combo, which one would serve me better, regarding performance and battery life? The discreet graphics would at least turn on when playing the HD videos?
4.Running native Windows (7 or XP) still suck on Macbooks, because of the drivers?
The GPU (8400M GS) temp at normal activities (web browsing, no Flash) is around 80-85 C, and under stress it's 100 C (yes, 100 degrees, just like boiling water). The CPU at normal is around 50 and HDD around 47 degrees. I am going to call Dell, but I was wondering what should I ask them: to replace the motherboard with the graphics card OR to replace the computer? I don't have any extra warranty, just the default minimum. I bought it about 10 months ago, so it's still under the "main" warranty.
I'm running a generation one Dv7t. Lately my cpu and gpu would run absurdly hot even under minimal load such as internet browsing and music. Watching a video would send my my gpu into the 80's, and with gaming now often peak at over 100. Idle temps are in the mid 50's for the gpu and 40's for the cpu. It used to be much cooler with heavy load only peaking out at the mid 80's. Underclocking efforts have been useless as most of the programs:rivatuner, ntune, atitool, refuse to work properly. And the above temperatures are reached even with the back elevated half an inch with a cooler underneath. I haven't gotten the chance to blow out the insides clean of dust, but since this notebook is just a little of a year old I don't think the dust build up could be this critical. Anyone have any ideas why my notebook is running so hot or more solutions to cool it off.
Specs as follows: * Windows 7 (64-bit) * Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53GHz) * 17.0" diagonal WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display (1440X900) * 4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm) * 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT * 250GB 5600RPM SATA Dual Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection * Webcam + Fingerprint Reader * HP Color Matching Keyboard * Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100AGN and Bluetooth(TM) * No Modem * SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-R/RW with Double Layer Support * No TV Tuner w/remote control * 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
I have a Studio 1558 and the Ac adapter is running very hot all the time. I used an infrared thermometer to see just how hot it was, and I got a reading of +150įF. I just want to know if this could be some type of fire hazard or something
So my computer is hitting temps as high as 103 degrees Celcius according to atiTool. And by the way this is without overclocking. Its pretty clean inside (no dust and stuff). Im pretty site this is not normal...I may even call Dell about it. I have complete care for three years...
I own the netbook listed above and I would like rotate the screen orientation 180 degrees. CTRL+ALT+ DOWN doesn't work. Apparently the factory screen isn't capable of it. Can I replace it with a different, but compatible screen that IS capable?
HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j051ea ¬† I have noticed that my touch stops responding to touch when the ambient temperature goes above 22 degrees C. To be clear the laptop is not hot,¬†the laptop is at¬†room temperature. Nothing to do with the¬†fan or laptop cooling. When the ambient temperature drops below 22 degrees C it start working again. Do I need to put it in for a repair?
i just discovered this recently after running left 4 dead on my computer. every 5-10 min when playing the game, everything would slow down and become a slide show for about 10-20 seconds before returning back to normal. i assume this is because of my GPU/CPU becoming too hot and they were downclocked to prevent damage to the motherboard.
I have had my 17R SE for almost half a year, I am not sure when it started but recently when I play games such as Crysis 3, the GPU temperature will exceed 90 degrees Celsius. This is not normal. I am pretty sure that the fan is not working at its maximum potential as when I tried to resolve the problem by flashing to the newest BIOS, the fan noise was significantly louder than it was when I was playing games. I have also tried the system diagnosis and it said everything is working fine.
Just wondering if anyone has had any heat issues with the new i7 processors in their MBP's, and whether or not it would be worth NOT opting to get the i7, and just sticking to the i5 because of heat issues?
I would ask about battery life, but being a mac I imagine it gets at least 5-6 hours whether on an i7 or an i5 anyways correct?
I am still debating different laptop brands, but leaning towards a MBP upgrade now. I can get a 15" i7 antiglare, for only $5 difference from a 17" i5 antiglare so... just wondering if there is any significant advantage with one over the other.
I'd be doing graphics/3D work, and a game here and there perhaps.
When you open the machine to boot, I must open in the corner from 0-40 degrees. I have to slid hand to press the¬†Power button, the computer boots normally into Windows 7. Then:
- When I open angle greater than 40 degrees (40-180 degrees), the machine switches to sleeping. - When closed off the screen in less than 40 degree angle, the machine is turned on (switch to normal working mode)
I owned the 13" 2.53 Ghz with a 250GB 5400rpm HD and I was wanting to know how much difference there is between that and a 15" with the dual GPU setup? Compare both under normal useage and both under alittle stress.
I am considering going to the 15" but not if it is any hotter than the 13" I owned.
I have an issue when using the HDMI port.With the Yoga 3¬†in Laptop mode, when I plug in the HDMI port, the screen flips 180 degrees and then flips back when I unplug it.It also flips back correctly when I close the lid.Is there a setting that I need to change to prevent this from happening?