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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: , 2006-06-05
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: W8621XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: May, 2006, Week 21
Plant: Shanghai, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: Yes / Unknown

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.16 GHz
Memory: 1 GB
Storage drive: Upgraded Seagate 120 GB 5400 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.4.6
Boot ROM version: MBP11.0055
SMC system version: 1.2f10

Idle temp of 62c when battery was charging.
Idle temp on battery power only is 48.50c.
Fans kick in at 86c.
Fans slow after temp drops to 80c.
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Ambient/room temperature: 18 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 62 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 82 °C
Drive temperature: 39 °C

Stock cooling