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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: Russbag, 2006-05-26
Introduction date: Early 2006 model (2006-01-10)
SKU/order number: MA464LL/A
Base model: Apple MacBook Pro 15.4-inch 2.0 GHz
Serial number: W8616XXXXXX
Manufacturing info: Assembled: April, 2006, Week 16
Plant: Shanghai, China
Whine issue / Moo issue: Yes / No

System spesifications:
CPU frequency: 2.00 GHz
Memory: 1 GB
Storage drive: Seagate 100 GB 5400 RPM
OS version: Mac OS X 10.4.6
Boot ROM version: N/A
SMC system version: 1.2f10

Ambient/room temperature: 23 °C

Recorded temperatures on stock cooling:
Idle (<5%) temperature: 67 °C
Load (100%) temperature: 78 °C
Drive temperature: 38 °C

Machine is operating on a formica desktop. This is my third MBP and is a W8616 series and it has exact same whine as first two. Goes away on AC power or with CPU load. First two were both W8611. Both were returned at Edison NJ Apple store via a Genius for the whine problem. When I got this one he actually ordered it to make sure I would get the latest motherboard revison which he said included a fix to reduce the whine by 3dB. Sounds the same to me. Computer is excellent otherwise.
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