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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: powerwagon75, 2019-03-20
Introduction date: Mid-2009 model (2009-06-08)
SKU/order number: MB991LL/A
Base model: Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz
Serial number: W8005XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: January, 2010, Week 05
Plant: Shanghai, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: No / No

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.53 GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Storage drive: Upgraded WDC_WD10JP 1000 GB 7200 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.11.6
Boot ROM version: N/A
SMC system version: N/A

Ambient/room temperature: 21 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 59 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 85 °C
Drive temperature: 35 °C

This is a dual-boot laptop, w/El Capitan, and Linux Mint 18.3. Test was ran under Linux, and using MacFanCtl for fan speed control. Fan mapping is set to ramp towards max speed above 65C. Test was ran for 15 minutes, running multiple videos simultaneously to achieve a cpu load of 96~97%. Also, the battery was charging and at about 50% during testing. Fan speed at load was 5900~6000s, idle fan speed is 2700 +/- 20.
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