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MacBook Pro and heat trouble

by dwdawson / August 16, 2006 1:09 PM PDT

I am hearing things about heat, MacBook Pro and Intel's dual chips. I heard they are running at 125 degrees! Has anyone encountered this trouble? I was going to buy one today when a friend told me about this.

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low-down on the heat.
by udayan71 / August 16, 2006 9:12 PM PDT

MacBook Pros run the Core Duo chip, which gets hot since it is damn powerful. Strangely the fans do not activate as often as they should (theory: Steve Jobs likes his Macs quiet) and while this doesn't pose a danger - it does leave the underside of a busy MacBook Pro pretty damn hot.

So, yes it is toasty underneath. The MacBooks are no better. All it takes is a future firmware update to get the fans on more often.


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Note also
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / August 16, 2006 9:58 PM PDT
In reply to: low-down on the heat.

that Windows machines running the same processor suffer from the same heat problem


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