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What is the ideal temperature of a cpu/inside the macbook pro?


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#1 azisel

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:53 PM

Anybody knows the ideal and limit of the cpu temperature? I want to make sure that the temperature inside my Macbook Pro mid 2012 13" is still right.



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 12:36 AM

Hi -

A variety of answers for ideal temperature of a cpu, but you give little information..

What is yours, Why do you need to know, Are you having problems. Make and version of CPU installed, Do your internal fans work ??

 

These are a start .. :)

You already have a post here >> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/621339/macbook-pro-13-inch-mid-2012/#entry4050655

If you are still cleaning the system, please wait till all is finished

Regards -


Edited by Jaycan, 28 July 2016 - 12:51 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 12:50 AM



Hi -

A variety of answers for ideal temperature of a cpu, but you give little information..

What is yours, Why do you need to know, Are you having problems. Make and version of CPU installed, Do your internal fans work ??

 

These are a start .. :)

 

Macbook pro overview below.

 

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Hi! Here is my current temperature (Fahrenheit) below. 

 

 

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I want to know if it's still normal state or not, that way I can prevent damage on my components. 

 

Now, what would be the limit? which indicator i need to monitor?


Edited by azisel, 28 July 2016 - 12:54 AM.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:06 AM

OOOoookkayyyyyyyyyy...................

 

That's way higher than should be.

 

Optimal temperatures for today's average CPU's are 65 and below, 70+ gets undesirable, 80+ is not good, 90+ is very bad, and 100+ is incredible.

 

This is part of why I have issues with macs because apple doesn't make self-disassembly easy. You clearly have some blocked airflow, and you should try to clear it out.

 

That or you're running programs that macs weren't designed to handle :P



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:07 AM

Here's an extensive list: http://www.intelmactemp.com/list

 

It should be listed about half to 3/4 way down the page from what you have given.



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:19 AM

Which part ar you guys looking at? CPU Proximity? 

 

I will open it ASAP.



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:22 AM

@ Jimmy -

 

Please remember he has listed Fahrenheit , not the usual °C that we list most things in.

I get up to  2013-04-02  MacBook Pro 13-inch Core i5 2.5 GHz   43 °C  49 °C  76 °C from the list I offered ??
 

But if you know otherwise, I will bow to you.

 

Thanks.

Have you cleaned the unit yet azisel ??
 



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:26 AM

@ Jimmy -

 

Please remember he has listed Fahrenheit , not the usual °C that we list most things in.

I get up to  2013-04-02  MacBook Pro 13-inch Core i5 2.5 GHz   43 °C  49 °C  76 °C from the list I offered ??
 

But if you know otherwise, I will bow to you.

 

Thanks.

Have you cleaned the unit yet azisel ??
 

 

 

 

I saw that list,  but from the list I posted which one is it?? the airflow? the cpu proximity? which one? ...I have not open it yet or clean it.



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:34 AM

I would say the cpu proximity from that list,

 

It still needs a major dusting / cleaning and review of all installed programs.

 

Jimmy or others may know more than me, as I am a M/soft player mainly..

 

Clean it , clean out unwanted programs , and you may get another person to help you

 

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:39 AM

I would say the cpu proximity from that list,

 

It still needs a major dusting / cleaning and review of all installed programs.

 

Jimmy or others may know more than me, as I am a M/soft player mainly..

 

Clean it , clean out unwanted programs , and you may get another person to help you

 

Regards -

 

Thank you sooo much for the tips! any tips is a big help! 



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Posted 28 July 2016 - 02:17 PM

Internal temperature are always relative to outside temperature. Another words, if it's 100 degree in the room where you laptop is, your temperatures are less abnormal. If your temps are still high after the cleaning, but not that much hotter then the room, you might want to look into a laptop cooler. I have two of these, and use one for my laptop, and one to cool my modem and router. If interested, I can look around to see which kind is best for a Macbook.

 

::Edit:: I looked around and the general consensus is that typical active coolers that use fans don't work well with Macbooks because they use passive cooling. I found several people suggesting ones like this, but I haven't worked out which model is best. 


Edited by Trikein, 28 July 2016 - 06:49 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2016 - 02:44 PM

Internal temperature are always relative to outside temperature. Another words, if it's 100 degree in the room where you laptop is, your temperatures are less abnormal. If your temps are still high after the cleaning, but not that much hotter then the room, you might want to look into a laptop cooler. I have two of these, and use one for my laptop, and one to cool my modem and router. If interested, I can look around to see which kind is best for a Macbook.


Yes please I would be interested just to have a backup if cleaning doesn't solve the issue. I will check again later if the temperatures are high because its right now.

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 06:24 PM

Anybody knows the ideal and limit of the cpu temperature? I want to make sure that the temperature inside my Macbook Pro mid 2012 13" is still right.

 

Temps below 105 C (221 F) is within safe operating temps according to Intel. When temps get to high the Mac will shutdown on it's own.



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Posted 29 July 2016 - 05:15 PM

OOOoookkayyyyyyyyyy...................
 
That's way higher than should be.
 
Optimal temperatures for today's average CPU's are 65 and below, 70+ gets undesirable, 80+ is not good, 90+ is very bad, and 100+ is incredible.
 
This is part of why I have issues with macs because apple doesn't make self-disassembly easy. You clearly have some blocked airflow, and you should try to clear it out.
 
That or you're running programs that macs weren't designed to handle :P


The list of temperatures provided by the original poster is supposedly in degrees Fahrenheit, not Celsius.

If so, then the highest temperature that the original poster listed was 121 deg F, which is about 50 deg C. Those temperatures are not anywhere near a problem.

And the fan running at about 6000 rpm is doing what the fan is supposed to do...run to cool the processor.

Here is the link to the Mac temp database with JUST the entries for the same model Macbook Pro:

https://www.intelmactemp.com/list?v_model=124&v_cpufreq=&v_memory=&v_hddsize=&v_hddrpm=&v_serial=&v_macosxver=&v_ambient_1=&v_ambient_2=&v_idleoem_1=&v_idleoem_2=&v_loadoem_1=&v_loadoem_2=&v_hddtemp_1=&v_hddtemp_2=&v_whine=&v_moo=&v_postedby=

From that list, 50 deg C is right around the average for the 5 listing for idle.

Now, this does potentially raise a flag. While Macs do run their fans, they generally don't run them at 6000+/- rpm at idle. My Retina Macbook Pro is just above idle and the fans are at about 2000 rpm with a temperature in the mid 50s deg C. So, if the temperature is 50 deg C (aka 121 deg F) and the fans are at around 6000 rpm, then something odd seems to be going on.

And that odd thing might be that the original poster is using iStat to control the fans. The first item listed in the picture contains the pictures is "Active Set" and it is set to "High". This means that iStat Menus' Fan Rules option is set to the "High" program which will run the fans at about 6000 rpm (at least that is how the default High program is set on my installation if iStat Menus). If the original poster goes into the iStat Menus settings, then to the Sensors section and edits the Fan Rules to run "default" mode...then the "Active Set" will show as "Off" (as is does for me as I don't override the default fan control of my Macbook Pro). And the fans speeds should go back down to a reasonable 2000 rpm or so.

So, I would suspect that there are no temperature issues at all and the fans will get more "normal" if what I advise in the previous paragraph is done. And then there should be no need to open up the Macbook Pro and clean...unless the original poster really want to do so.

If the original poster does want to open up the Macbook Pro, then this is the correct iFixit guide.  The one that Trikein linked to is for the late 2011 version, not the mid 2012 version.  It probably does not matter as they are more than likely almost identical if not completely identical, but to be on the safe side, if opening up the Macbook Pro, it would be best to use the correct guide just in case there are differences.

As to running hot, that is fairly normal for Macbook Pros. Apple mainly uses passive cooling, which means heat is radiated to the metal case to then be dissipated by air flow around the case. There is, however, some active cooling by way of the fans and small vents at the back of the case. The result is that Macbook Pros can get warm to the touch. The first generation Intel Macbook Pros were notorious for actually get hot to the touch and even burning a few people. You generally did not want to put those original 2006 15" Macbook Pros on your bare legs if you used them in your lap (I had one...it would get HOT under load). Generally, today's Macbook Pros will get warm, but should not get hot like the original version did.

As to running slow, the original poster might need to elaborate on what they mean by that. From the information provided about the temperatures, there should be no issues related to temperature and likely no need to clean it...thus no speed issues from heat/cleaning. If so, then any slowness would be likely related to software or network issues, not necessarily hardware (unless the original poster is opening a crap ton of browser windows, in which case 4 GB of RAM might result in some slowness).

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Posted 25 September 2016 - 10:02 AM

How do you find out what the temperature is? 






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