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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: , 2017-08-29
Introduction date: Late-2011 model (2011-10-24)
SKU/order number: MD311LL/A
Base model: Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch Core i5 2.4 GHz
Serial number: C02HPXXXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: May, 2012, Week 20
Plant: Tech Com, Quanta Computer Susidiary, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: Yes / No

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: Upgraded to 2.50 GHz
Memory: Upgraded to 8.0 GB
Storage drive: Upgraded WDC WD10JP 1000 GB 5400 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.12.6
Boot ROM version: MBP81.0047
SMC system version: 1.70f6

It's a late 2011 17" 2.5Ghz, i7 not i5.. There was no option for it in the model list.
It was manufactured in May 2012, so its one of the last models! ;D

Full load was stable at 98 Celsius, (10min full load run) even if the snapshot shows 97. It dropped just when I snapped the shot.

Planning to replace the thermal compound to get lower temp readings, even if they are good atm. Also to clean all the dust.

Might upgrade to 16GB ram (yes, it supported), sodimm 1600Mhz(yes, also supported), CL9 from either Kingston or Corsair.

Dual SSD's, Samsung 850 PRO in RAID-0 config to achieve 1GB/s read/write speed is also planned.

for info on how to solve the unreliable data 3 speed in the optibay.

It will fly after all modifications!

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Ambient/room temperature: 20 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 37 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 98 °C
Drive temperature: 30 °C

Stock cooling