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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: MacAllah, 2015-03-26
Introduction date: Early 2010 model (2010-04-13)
SKU/order number: MC371LL/A
Base model: Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Core i5 2.4 GHz
Serial number: W8016XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: April, 2010, Week 16
Plant: Shanghai, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: No / No

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.40 GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Storage drive: 320 GB 5400 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.6.3
Boot ROM version: MBP61.0057
SMC system version: 1.58f17

I have installed an OCZ Vertex 3 SSD in lieu of the HDD. I feel like the 128 degree reading on it is incorrect. Also note, I have reapplied the thermal paste (Arctic Silver 5) and cleaned out the fans.
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Ambient/room temperature: 20 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 57 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 100 °C
Drive temperature: 128 °C

Stock cooling