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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: x00x, 2010-04-10
Introduction date: Early 2009 model (2009-03-03)
SKU/order number: MC026LL/A
Base model: Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch 2.66 GHz
Serial number: 064B
Manufacturing info: N/A
Whine issue / Moo issue: No / No

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.66 GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Storage drive: Upgraded 500 GB 7200 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.5
Boot ROM version: MBP53.00AC
SMC system version: 1.48f2

Ambient/room temperature: 22 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 53 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 110 °C
Drive temperature: 30 °C

After improving the thermal cooling system:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 39 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 53 °C
Drive temperature: 30 °C

Using gallium compound thermal Coolaboratory.

Load under LinX with max 110°c and temperatures down to 53°c under load when fans active
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#1 - posted by (84.59.18*.*)2010-04-29 23:18:13
Did you actully open you macbook and put some gallium compound thermal Coolaboratory on your cpu, or is there any other way to get my machine cooler ?