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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: MrMopar, 2010-12-13
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: W8712XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: March, 2007, Week 12
Plant: Shanghai, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: Unknown / Unknown

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.33 GHz
Memory: 2 GB
Storage drive: Fujitsu 120 GB 5400 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.6.5
Boot ROM version: N/A
SMC system version: 1.12f5

Ambient/room temperature: 18 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 55 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 83 °C
Drive temperature: 0 °C

I run BOINC to do distributed computing. Depending on room temperature, CPU temps get as high as 195 F. I dial the CPU usage down to about 70% to keep temps from going that high.
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