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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. -

2016-05-15: The model database has been updated with the latest models up to may 2016, a few spam comments has been cleared and the site now runs exclusively on HTTPS/SSL! The site is going strong and new postings are coming in at a steady pace. If you can't find your model number in the list, please go to everymac.com and find the related sub-model.

Total entries: 795 Most popular machine:
MacBook 13-inch 2.0 GHz White
Popular CPU freq: 2.00 GHz
Popular memory size: 2.0 GB
Popular drive size: 80 GB
Mac OS X version: 10.4
Avg. ambient temp: 24.4
Avg. drive temp: 40.7
Whine audiable: 136
Whine not audiable: 343
Moo audiable: 77
Moo not audiable: 361

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Added Base model CPU Freq. Memory Drive / RPM Serial OS X Ambient Idle / (Fix) Load / (Fix) HDD / (Fix) Whine / Moo Posted by Comment # R
1. 2008-07-25 iMac 17-inch 1.83 GHz 1.83 GHz 512.0 MB 160 / 7200 N/A 10.5 29 °C 44 °C 61 °C 50 °C No / No Macintosh1... None 0 [x]
2. 2006-05-29 iMac 17-inch 1.83 GHz 1.83 GHz 1.5 GB 160 / 7200 W8604 10.4 27 °C 40 °C 67 °C 45 °C Unk / Unk Centrino6 None 0 [x]
3. 2006-05-25 iMac 17-inch 1.83 GHz 1.83 GHz 1.0 GB 160 / 7200 N/A 10.4.6 0 °C 37 °C 46 °C 46 °C No / No thirstyrob... None 0 [x]
4. 2006-05-26 iMac 17-inch 1.83 GHz 1.83 GHz 1.0 GB 160 / 7200 W8604 10.4.6 20 °C 28 °C 35 °C 45 °C No / No paul None 0 [x]
5. 2008-06-05 iMac 17-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 1.0 GB 160 / 7200 W8717 10.5.3 22 °C 43 °C 68 °C 36 °C Unk / Unk K.K None 0 [x]
6. 2008-03-28 iMac 17-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 2.5 GB 160 / 7200 W8648 10.5.2 22 °C 37 °C 47 °C 43 °C No / No Freudian I feel t... 0 [x]
7. 2008-08-03 iMac 17-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 1.0 GB 160 / 7200 N/A 10.4 24 °C 40 °C 45 °C 0 °C Unk / Unk grecorroma... None 0 [x]
8. 2006-05-23 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 2.0 GB 250 / 7200 W8604 10.4.6 27 °C 47 °C 52 °C 0 °C No / Unk truthfind None 0 [x]
9. 2006-09-02 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 2.0 GB 250 / 7200 CK628 10.4 20 °C 39 °C 62 °C 44 °C Unk / Unk Enibevoli None 0 [x]
10. 2006-05-27 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 2.0 GB 250 / 7200 W8606 10.4.6 21 °C 45 °C 60 °C 0 °C Unk / Unk tiziocast None 0 [x]
11. 2006-05-29 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 512.0 MB 250 / 7200 W8603 10.4.6 24 °C 33 °C 60 °C 45 °C Unk / Unk lagger None 0 [x]
12. 2006-05-26 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 2.0 GB 250 / 7200 N/A 10.4.6 24 °C 43 °C 59 °C 0 °C Unk / Unk Mac 4 Life... None 0 [x]
13. 2006-06-01 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 2.0 GB 250 / 7200 W8606 10.4 25 °C 34 °C 56 °C 42 °C No / No trommheim None 0 [x]
14. 2006-05-20 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 1.0 GB 500 / 7200 W8604 10.4.6 21 °C 32 °C 53 °C 47 °C Unk / Unk John Harki... None 0 [x]
15. 2006-05-25 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 1.0 GB 500 / 7200 CK620 10.4.6 20 °C 32 °C 53 °C 45 °C Unk / Unk Coddy85 None 0 [x]
16. 2006-08-30 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 1.0 GB 250 / 7200 W8615 10.4.7 19 °C 39 °C 53 °C 44 °C No / No TheVoice None 0 [x]
17. 2006-09-05 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 2.0 GB 250 / 7200 QP619 10.4.7 23 °C 31 °C 51 °C 45 °C Unk / Unk Kyoowashug... None 0 [x]
18. 2006-05-26 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 512.0 MB 250 / 7200 N/A 10.4 25 °C 31 °C 40 °C 40 °C Unk / Unk iHuby Average.... 0 [x]
19. 2008-10-20 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz 2.00 GHz 2024.0 MB 320 / 7200 N/A 10.5 25 °C 59 °C 38 °C 44 °C Unk / Unk leo1 None 0 [x]
20. 2008-06-08 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz Alu 2.00 GHz 4.0 GB 250 / 7200 W8741 10.5.3 24 °C 45 (42) °C 55 (45) °C 60 (48) °C Unk / Unk opacs Using SM... 0 [x]
21. 2013-12-31 iMac 20-inch 2.0 GHz Alu 2.00 GHz 4.0 GB 250 / 7200 N/A 10.9.2 26 °C 39 °C 48 °C 41 °C Unk / Unk Marius None 0 [x]
22. 2007-09-08 iMac 20-inch 2.16 GHz 2.16 GHz 2.0 GB 500 / 7200 QP712 10.4.10 24 °C 44 °C 61 °C 47 °C Unk / Unk Woochifer Prior to... 2 [x]
23. 2016-05-25 iMac 20-inch 2.16 GHz 2.16 GHz 1.0 GB 250 / 7200 4H63 10.4 0 °C 120 °C 134 °C 0 °C Unk / Unk verifaman None 0 [x]
24. 2006-10-28 iMac 20-inch 2.16 GHz 2.16 GHz 1.0 GB 250 / 7200 W8633 10.4 20 °C 27 °C 42 °C 49 °C Unk / Unk PEACE None 0 [x]
25. 2009-09-04 iMac 20-inch 2.16 GHz 2.16 GHz 3.0 GB 640 / 7200 W8640 10.5.8 31 °C 44 °C 71 °C 45 °C Unk / Unk cookswim None 0 [x]
26. 2007-06-30 iMac 20-inch 2.16 GHz 2.16 GHz 1.0 GB 250 / 7200 N/A 10.4 28 °C 43 °C 70 °C 45 °C Unk / Unk nebirhos I think ... 1 [x]
27. 2007-06-18 iMac 20-inch 2.16 GHz 2.16 GHz 1.0 GB 250 / 7200 CK640 10.4.9 25 °C 41 °C 55 °C 42 °C Unk / Unk Bomster I would ... 0 [x]
28. 2006-12-30 iMac 20-inch 2.16 GHz 2.16 GHz 2.0 GB 250 / 7200 N/A 10.4.8 25 °C 38 °C 54 °C 36 °C Unk / Unk tom None 0 [x]
29. 2010-01-20 iMac 20-inch 2.4 GHz 2.40 GHz 1.0 GB 250 / 7200 N/A 10.5 27 °C 57 °C 87 °C 53 °C Unk / Unk gangstag None 0 [x]
30. 2008-06-14 iMac 20-inch 2.4 GHz Alu 2.40 GHz 2.0 GB 500 / 7200 W8737 10.4 28 °C 58 °C 70 °C 58 °C Unk / Unk zaralex None 0 [x]
31. 2008-08-06 iMac 20-inch 2.4 GHz Alu 2.40 GHz 1024.0 MB 320 / 7200 N/A 10.4 0 °C 40 °C 62 °C 50 °C Unk / Unk xarlos None 0 [x]
32. 2008-08-24 iMac 20-inch 2.4 GHz Alu 2.40 GHz 4.0 GB 320 / 7200 W8801 10.5.4 31 °C 52 °C 56 °C 56 °C Unk / Unk Raul None 0 [x]
33. 2008-12-13 iMac 20-inch 2.66 GHz 2.66 GHz 2.0 GB 320 / 7200 W8814 10.5 17 °C 42 °C 57 °C 0 °C Unk / Unk VolanteDB9... None 0 [x]
34. 2014-01-01 iMac 20-inch 2.66 GHz 2.66 GHz 4.0 GB 320 / 7200 W8904 10.9.1 21 °C 34 °C 57 °C 32 °C Unk / Unk zelpix None 0 [x]
35. 2016-10-29 iMac 21.5-inch 3.06 GHz 3.06 GHz 4.0 GB 500 / 7200 N/A 10.6 30 °C 80 °C 80 °C 60 °C Unk / Unk Carlos None 0 [x]
36. 2010-07-12 iMac 21.5-inch 3.06 GHz 3.06 GHz 4.0 GB 1000 / 7200 N/A 10.6 25 °C 45 °C 60 °C 53 °C Unk / Unk Taufik Kar... my cpu t... 0 [x]
37. 2010-03-27 iMac 21.5-inch 3.06 GHz 3.06 GHz 4.0 GB 500 / 7200 N/A 10.6 20 °C 33 °C 50 °C 42 °C Unk / Unk teryan2006... None 0 [x]
38. 2013-10-11 iMac 21.5-inch Quad-Core 2.5 GHz 2.50 GHz 8.0 GB 500 / 7200 N/A 10.8.5 20 °C 35 °C 60 °C 0 °C No / No drummersbr... I use sm... 0 [x]
39. 2011-12-11 iMac 21.5-inch Quad-Core 2.5 GHz 2.50 GHz 8.0 GB 500 / 7200 C02G3 10.7.2 31 °C 45 °C 48 °C 51 °C Unk / Unk kanawut None 0 [x]
40. 2007-01-22 iMac 24-inch 2.16 GHz 2.16 GHz 1.0 GB 250 / 7200 W8636 10.4 32 °C 45 °C 49 °C 56 °C Unk / Unk dazonic Very hot... 0 [x]
41. 2010-06-02 iMac 24-inch 2.4 GHz Alu 2.40 GHz 4.0 GB 320 / 7200 W8808 10.6.3 28 °C 46 °C 65 °C 59 °C No / No don Blews None 0 [x]
42. 2007-12-09 iMac 24-inch 2.4 GHz Alu 2.40 GHz 2.0 GB 320 / 7200 N/A 10.4.11 22 °C 43 °C 46 °C 51 °C Unk / Unk TxLongHorn... None 0 [x]
43. 2009-06-19 iMac 24-inch 2.4 GHz Alu 2.40 GHz 3.0 GB 320 / 7200 W8731 10.4 30 °C 45 °C 65 °C 55 °C Unk / Unk valexa unaltere... 0 [x]
44. 2008-06-16 iMac 24-inch 2.4 GHz Alu 2.40 GHz 4096.0 MB 320 / 7200 W8734 10.5 22 °C 38 °C 63 °C 47 °C Unk / Unk gaknoid None 0 [x]
45. 2009-08-07 iMac 24-inch 2.4 GHz Alu 2.40 GHz 1.0 GB 320 / 7200 W8807 10.4 32 °C 37 °C 54 °C 57 °C Unk / Unk cool1986vf... None 0 [x]
46. 2017-04-30 iMac 24-inch 2.4 GHz Alu 2.40 GHz 4.0 GB 500 / 7200 QP810 10.9.5 20 °C 39 °C 50 °C 41 °C Unk / Unk ChadG92 None 0 [x]
47. 2008-08-19 iMac 24-inch 2.4 GHz Alu 2.40 GHz 1024.0 MB 250 / 7200 VM830 10.5.4 25 °C 38 °C 44 °C 42 °C Unk / Unk jackcomrie... None 0 [x]
48. 2008-01-05 iMac 24-inch 2.4 GHz Alu 2.80 GHz 4096.0 MB 500 / 7200 W8738 10.4 27 °C 70 °C 83 °C 58 °C Unk / Unk pcchrism One had ... 2 [x]
49. 2009-07-22 iMac 24-inch 2.66 GHz 2.66 GHz 4.0 GB 640 / 7200 N/A 10.5 31 °C 44 °C 62 °C 56 °C Unk / Unk scrappy a metal ... 0 [x]
50. 2010-04-16 iMac 24-inch 2.66 GHz 2.66 GHz 4.0 GB 640 / 7200 N/A 10.6.3 24 °C 41 °C 61 °C 55 °C Unk / Unk Romanian Memory C... 0 [x]
Average temperatures with the current filterbar (null not included):  24 °C 51 / 47 °C 79 / 78 °C 39 / 38 °C
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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: ? You find this under the "About this Mac" menu!

(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)
Drive brand/model: ? (copy from System Report)
Drive size: ? (GB, only digits)
Hard drive RPM: ? (for SSD type -1)
Mac OS X version: ? (only digits, i.e 10.4.6)
Boot ROM version: ?
SMC firmware version: ?

Whine issue: (MacBook Pros) ?
Moo issue: (MacBooks, pre-2010) ?

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)
Drive 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)
Drive temperature after fix: ? (only digits)
Screenshot of load graph: ?

4. Closing comments or other issues:
? Comments:
(purchase date and place (Apple store, retail, etc.), problems or issues, applied fixes, normal operation, normal temp, fan action, etc.)
* Fields marked with BOLD are required.