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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: kgeier82, 2008-06-02
Introduction date: Early 2008 model (2008-02-26)
SKU/order number: MB133LL/A
Base model: Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch C2D 2.4GHz
Serial number: W8813XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: March, 2008, Week 13
Plant: Shanghai, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: No / No

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.40 GHz
Memory: Upgraded to 4.0 GB
Storage drive: Fujitsu 200 GB 5400 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.5.3
Boot ROM version: N/A
SMC system version: N/A

GPU seems to go up in temp as the CPU rises. I would assume this is because they use the same heatpipe, and have heat transfer going on.

GPU around 80 max. High, but normal.
Fans @ load are about 3000-3500
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Ambient/room temperature: 21 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 50 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 78 °C
Drive temperature: 44 °C

Stock cooling