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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. -

Machine profile

Profile details:
Added by: evan, 2006-05-28
Introduction date: Mid-2006 model (2006-05-16)
SKU/order number: MA601LL
Base model: Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch 2.16 GHz
Serial number: W8620XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: May, 2006, Week 20
Plant: Shanghai, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: No / No

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.16 GHz
Memory: 1 GB
Storage drive: Upgraded Seagate 120 GB 5400 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.4
Boot ROM version: N/A
SMC system version: 1.2f10

Ambient/room temperature: 17 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 25 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 54 °C
Drive temperature: 50 °C

After improving the thermal cooling system:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 25 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 51 °C
Drive temperature: 49 °C

Apple has done what they're supposed to do with these new intel processors... the fact is that they run hot... really hot and no matter what the outcome is everyone will still be complaining. Would you rather have a thin laptop that runs a little hot here and there or a thick laptop that looks like a PC and has a fan everywhere imaginable? The funny think is people then would complain about the noise levels of the fans.
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