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Topic # 30955 27-Feb-2009 08:09
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Just got my first Mac (MacBook unibody one) for my wife, think it is 3-40 somthing in the first couple of days, but now it
is mostly like 50+ after some normal usage. Heard the new MBA is pretty cool compare to old gereration not sure my one is normal or should be watch out for temperature?

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  Reply # 198471 28-Feb-2009 08:46
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If that's the reported CPU temperature, then that's about right. If it's how hot the outside is getting, then you'll probably want to take it back to the shop.



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  Reply # 198519 28-Feb-2009 12:06
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stevenz: If that's the reported CPU temperature, then that's about right. If it's how hot the outside is getting, then you'll probably want to take it back to the shop.


That's temerature from istat pro, the laptop itself is much more cooler outside. In fact it feels much cooler than my old Pentium M Thinkpad, I am keeping on trying to steal her MBA all the time.

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  Reply # 203793 27-Mar-2009 20:42
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I thought this thread was spam for a buy a MBA degree and get a hot Russian chick.



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  Reply # 203891 28-Mar-2009 17:02
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teszeract: I thought this thread was spam for a buy a MBA degree and get a hot Russian chick.


If they offer their MBA course with the name "52 degree" degree, I'll pass as 52 doesn't sound like a really hot degree:D

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  Reply # 206708 13-Apr-2009 19:42
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pstar008: Just got my first Mac (MacBook unibody one) for my wife, think it is 3-40 somthing in the first couple of days, but now it is mostly like 50+ after some normal usage. Heard the new MBA is pretty cool compare to old gereration not sure my one is normal or should be watch out for temperature?



Have you installed the latest firmware? I understand there has been a firmware upgrade that might have addressed it.



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  Reply # 206734 13-Apr-2009 22:34
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kaiwai:
pstar008: Just got my first Mac (MacBook unibody one) for my wife, think it is 3-40 somthing in the first couple of days, but now it is mostly like 50+ after some normal usage. Heard the new MBA is pretty cool compare to old gereration not sure my one is normal or should be watch out for temperature?





Have you installed the latest firmware? I understand there has been a firmware upgrade that might have addressed it.


Thank you, I just checked the Mac updater, there are no more new update except a iTune 8.0. I guess that means I am updated already?

Also, I am a newbie to Mac, so not sure where to find firmware vision, I guess it is the SMC? What installed is vision 1.3x, I think that is the newest vision?

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  Reply # 206737 13-Apr-2009 22:47
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Generally speaking, if there is a need for an update it should be there.


Btw, with the laptop - is that under a heavy load or just sitting idle?



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  Reply # 206957 14-Apr-2009 22:00
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kaiwai: Generally speaking, if there is a need for an update it should be there.




Btw, with the laptop - is that under a heavy load or just sitting idle?


Neither, but under moderate load, check email, IM and a few webpages in Firefox etc. and
the CPU load is quite reasonable, I think 20% or less. If idle, it will under 40C.
How about yours?

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  Reply # 206984 15-Apr-2009 03:35
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Yeah, that sounds about right; I tend to let the Apple settings do their thing; worse case scenario you could always install a third party fan controller and set the fan speed higher.



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  Reply # 207006 15-Apr-2009 09:38
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kaiwai: Yeah, that sounds about right; I tend to let the Apple settings do their thing; worse case scenario you could always install a third party fan controller and set the fan speed higher.

Agree, I think CPU itself can endure much higher temperature, and the outside feels just a little bit warm, I wouldn't worriy
it very much.

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