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    new macbook pro temps

    playing wow and according to the temp gauge my cpu was at 101 degrees C with the fans at 2000rpm. they then sped up to 3000rpm and it's dropped to 95 oC, but still that seems really high to me...

    I installed smc fan control which lets me adjust the fans myself so I can just set them flat out at LANs and it'll go down at about 60 oC if I put them at 6000rpm

    still that seems a tad warm to me. I suppose the all alu chassis helps with the heat a bit.

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    O.o?! wtf.

    I run wow on mine with the "high power" nvidia 9600 enabled and none of my temps go anywhere near that.

    Are we talking about the new "uni-body" macbook pro here?

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    yeah

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    I've not clocked one over 85C intrepid cpu at work yet... at full load too.
    Only CPU mind. Don't think the GPU was doing anything important at the time.
    Keep an eye on that.

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    gpu temps are getting high too. pretty much the same as the cpu. temps are almost the same between the 9400 and the 9600. been running it on the 9400 and it's been handling wow and cod4 fine.

    I was thinking because I'd installed that fan control that the built in speed control wasn't working so it was sitting on min speed for too long, but apparently it only sets the min speed in the program so the auto can increase it if needed.

    I'll keep an eye on it. Can always set them to max for gaming and min for films, etc when you don't want the fans being noisy.

    cheers

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    it's great that I have a nice warm left hand, but my right hand is getting cold.

    dear apple, please make a warm mouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzie View Post
    I was thinking because I'd installed that fan control that the built in speed control wasn't working so it was sitting on min speed for too long, but apparently it only sets the min speed in the program so the auto can increase it if needed.
    My C2D MacBook Pro used to do this all the time - just make sure smcFanControl is running and set the minimum to 3000RPM - it'll keep it cool when idling without sounding that bad. Stick it up higher when doing more demanding stuff. And if it's anything like the old pros, don't touch the metal bit between the keyboard and the hinge for the screen - it's where the CPU and GPU are and gets burningly toasty at the temperatures you've seen.

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    yeah I found that out the hard way... I don't have finger prints on the left hand anymore...

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    http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/10/u...mware-updates/

    Just saw this on engadget. Whole host of new firmware updates. One mentions fine tuning fan controll. Which could help with heat issues.

    Going to fire up software update now.

    edit: just noticed the fan update is for air only. Oh well still a load of nice updates anyway.

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