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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: andrew, 2010-05-02
Introduction date: Mid-2009 model (2009-06-08)
SKU/order number: MB991LL/A
Base model: Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz
Serial number: W8005XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: January, 2010, Week 05
Plant: Shanghai, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: No / No

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.53 GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Storage drive: Upgraded 500 GB 7200 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.6.3
Boot ROM version: N/A
SMC system version: N/A

Ambient/room temperature: 23 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 55 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 82 °C
Drive temperature: 40 °C

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#1 - posted by (188.4.6*.*)2011-09-13 16:51:04
... I'm looking into why my MBP 13&quot; 2.54GHz, Intel 2 Duo, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb 7200rpm HDD purchase Oct 2009 is running hot. I am using both iStat Menu &amp; Pro as well as SMC Fan Control. SMC reads 64 degrees at 2000rpm. iStat reads my HDD at 104 degrees. If I could add a couple of attachments in this post, I would include screenshots of the readings.
Based on what I am reading, my MBP is running hot. Any reason why my HDD is running at 104 degrees?.. and what can I do about cooling my unit down...
Any replies/advise would be greatly appreciated.