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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: , 2010-07-08
Introduction date: Late-2006 model (2006-10-24)
SKU/order number: MA610LL
Base model: Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch 2.33 GHz
Serial number: W8705XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: January, 2007, Week 05
Plant: Shanghai, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: No / No

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.33 GHz
Memory: 2 GB
Storage drive: Upgraded Hitatchi 250 GB 5400 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.6.4
Boot ROM version: MBP22.00A5
SMC system version: N/A

Ambient/room temperature: 23 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 48 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 83 °C
Drive temperature: 34 °C

Pulled out the main board and redid thermal compound, I work on elevators and use a special compound but it is most likely generic compound, no metal in it at all. Temps used to idle high 50's low 60's now idle in the 40's and with mail, coconut(dont ask), temp prog and this its hovering low 50's, it will ramp up only if I use terminal to ramp up cpus to 100% but for what I do with it, which is photo and editing I have never seen it over 65 even noise editing which is very processor intensive. I recommend redoing compound and cleaning fans which mine were clogged as well.
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