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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: kuoshen, 2020-11-12
Introduction date: Mid-2009 model (2009-06-08)
SKU/order number: MC118LL/A
Base model: Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Core 2 Duo 2.53 GHz
Serial number: W8948XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: November, 2009, Week 48
Plant: Shanghai, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: No / No

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.53 GHz
Memory: Upgraded to 8.0 GB
Storage drive: Upgraded MacBook Pr 256 GB
OS version: Mac OS X 10.14.6
Boot ROM version: MBP53.00AC
SMC system version: 1.49f2

Ambient/room temperature: 30 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 65 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 90 °C
Drive temperature: 48 °C

After improving the thermal cooling system:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 56 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 80 °C
Drive temperature: 48 °C

Applied Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut on CPU and GPU. With heatsink removed, the dried up paste was obvious. With new Kryonaut, temperatures down by 10 degrees C. Simple fix although the disassembly is time consuming. Total time taken 1.5 hours.
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