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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: tom, 2006-09-21
Introduction date: Mid-2006 model (2006-05-16)
SKU/order number: MA254LL/A
Base model: Apple MacBook 13-inch 1.83 GHz White
Serial number: 4H633XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: August, 2006, Week 33
Plant: China
Whine issue / Moo issue: Yes / No

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 1.83 GHz
Memory: 512 MB
Storage drive: Toshiba 60 GB 5400 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.4.7
Boot ROM version: N/A
SMC system version: 1.4f10

Ambient/room temperature: 21 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 59 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 85 °C
Drive temperature: 37 °C

The 85 degrees under load was quite a shock. Was hoping that all the issues would've been fixed by this stage in the Macbook's life, but there's mild inverter whine and quite audible cpu whine (fixed using mirror widget trick at the mo) as well as high temps.

Getting it fixed or a getting a replacement is proving a fruitless exercise (bought from Apple dealer through Edu instituion - Apple dealer isn't much use.)

No mooing though.
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