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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

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Added by: Chris, 2009-10-27
Introduction date: Mid-2009 model (2009-06-08)
SKU/order number: MB990LL/A
Base model: Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Core 2 Duo 2.26 GHz
Serial number: W8924XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: June, 2009, Week 24
Plant: Shanghai, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: No / No

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.26 GHz
Memory: Upgraded to 4.0 GB
Storage drive: Upgraded Western Di 320 GB 7200 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.6.1
Boot ROM version: 1.7
SMC system version: 1.47f2

Ambient/room temperature: 26 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 50 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 83 °C
Drive temperature: 37 °C

Upgraded HD and memory. My idle ranges from 44-50 dependent on how long I have been using it. Several hours the idle is 50 or so. I guess that is simply the aluminum body slowly rising to a warmer temperature. If I place the computer in a cooler ambient environment my idle settles down some. My fan constantly runs at around 2000 rpm. I can only hear it when it doubles in speed on processing load.
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