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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: Ashio, 2010-06-29
Introduction date: Early 2009 model (2009-03-03)
SKU/order number: MB604LL/A
Base model: Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch 2.66 GHz
Serial number: W8920XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: May, 2009, Week 20
Plant: Shanghai, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: Unknown / Unknown

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.66 GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Storage drive: 320 GB 5400 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.6.4
Boot ROM version: N/A
SMC system version: 1.42f4

Ambient/room temperature: 32 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 62 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 105 °C
Drive temperature: 42 °C

After improving the thermal cooling system:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 51 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 76 °C
Drive temperature: 42 °C

I followed the procedures from to reapply thermal paste on the CPU and GPU chips. All readings are with SMC Fan Control set both fans at maximum rpm.
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