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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: DB, 2016-04-18
Introduction date: Early 2009 model (2009-03-03)
SKU/order number: MB871LL/A
Base model: Apple Mac Pro Quad-Core
Serial number: CK947XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: November, 2009, Week 47
Plant: Cork, Ireland
Whine issue / Moo issue: Unknown / Unknown

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.66 GHz
Memory: Upgraded to 16.0 GB
Storage drive: WD Blue 640 GB 7200 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.9.5
Boot ROM version: MP41.0081.
SMC system version: 1.39f5

ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB, stock reference cooler
CPU load at ~99% during stress test (~790%)
Fans running at (minimum) idle during whole test.
Maximum CPU/IOH/Northbridge temperature might have gone up a degree or two since I only ran at load for ~10 minutes.
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Ambient/room temperature: 31 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 41 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 65 °C
Drive temperature: 40 °C

Stock cooling