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Intel Mac Temperature Database


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This site will help collect and show the temperatures of Apple Macintosh computers using the new processors by Intel. All new computers that haven't faced the trail of time will have problems and issues that can make users mad and furious. As with the new MacBook Pro machines where were, and still are, problems with heat dissipation. After scouting forums and help sites for information about what temperatures I can expect on a new MacBook, but that turned out to be harder and more scattered than I first imagined. That's the main motive behind this site and it didn't take too long to setup as I had the base code handy from another site. -

2011-07-20: Added the new Macbook Air and Mac Mini models to the database selection.

Total entries: 772 Most popular machine:
MacBook 13-inch 2.0 GHz White
Popular CPU freq: 2.00 GHz
Popular memory size: 2.0 GB
Popular HDD size: 80 GB
Mac OS X version: 10.4
Avg. ambient temp: 24.4
Avg. HDD temp: 40.8
Whine audiable: 134
Whine not audiable: 341
Moo audiable: 76
Moo not audiable: 357

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Added Base model CPU Freq. Memory HDD / RPM Serial OS X Ambient Idle / (Fix) Load / (Fix) HDD / (Fix) Whine / Moo Posted by Comment # R
1. 2011-06-20 MacBook Pro 13-inch Core i5 2.4 GHz 2.30 GHz 4.0 GB 320 / 5400 N/A 10.7 23 °C 55 °C 90 °C 0 °C Unk / Unk Ryo Lu None 0 [x]
2. 2011-12-07 MacBook Pro 13-inch Core i5 2.4 GHz 2.40 GHz 4.0 GB 500 / 5400 DFNFM 10.7 25 °C 40 °C 75 °C 0 °C Unk / Unk charliebt None 0 [x]
Average temperatures with the current filterbar (null not included):  24 °C 48 / 0 °C 83 / 0 °C 0 / 0 °C
 Page 1 of 1 Ambient Idle / w/fix Load / w/fix HDD / w/fix Entries returned: 2  

Submit Temperature Entry

IMPORTANT: Before you fill out this form and submit your information to the database, please follow some simple guidelines to make make sure the measurements are as accurate as possible. We'll have more valuable data if every entry is measured and recorded using similar practices. How to do this is described in the link below. If you need help filling out the fields, click the questionmark for some quick guidance.
1. Profile details:
Your name/nick: ?
Your e-mail: (for edit) ?
Show e-mail address publicly
Verification code: ? Verification - Enter code:

2. Computer details:
Select base model: ?
(this will auto fill some of the fields below)
Serial number: ? (only the 5 first chars needed)

If you have upgraded a system component, correct the value below:
CPU frequency: ? (only digits, i.e 1.83, 2.0, 2.16)
Memory: ? (only digits, i.e 512, 1, 2)
Hard drive brand: ?
Hard drive size: ? (only digits)
Hard drive rpm: ?
Mac OS X version: ? (only digits, i.e 10.4.6)
System firmware version: ?
SMC firmware version: ?

Whine issue: (MacBooks) ?
Moo issue: (MacBooks) ?

3. Temperatures:
I have read the policies: ? Yes
All temperatures measured in: ? °Celsius °Fahrenheit
Ambient / room temperature: ? (only digits)

Enter the values from an NORMAL unaltered machine. If you've already done thermal fixes, leave empty and skip to the next group.
Note: This is the CPU core temperatures, not case temperatures.
Idle temperature: ? (only digits)
Load (100%) temperature: ? (only digits)
HDD temperature: ? (only digits)
Screenshot of load graph:
(500KB / JPG / PNG allowed)

If you have FIXED the thermal cooling system yourself, enter the temperature values below. If not, leave empty.
Idle temperature after fix: ? (only digits)
Load temperature after fix: ? (only digits)
HDD temperature after fix: ? (only digits)
Screenshot of load graph: ?

4. Closing comments:
? Comments:
(problems or issues, applied fixes, versions, normal temp, fan action, etc)
* Fields marked with BOLD are required.