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Topic # 83024 9-May-2011 09:56
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Hey Guys,

Got a New Macbook Pro and its configuration is really good. Its running a quad core i7 with HT effectively 8 processors with 4 GB RAM on it.

Has anyone noticed any heating issues with the MacBook Pro?

I was using it on my lap and the other day within 30 mins its really got HOT and i had to take it and place it on a table.

Just wondering if this is an Issue or is it just me. Also are there any ways in which we can solve or get rid of this issue / problems?

Thoughts n comment are most welcome and appreciated.

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Oneil

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  Reply # 467074 9-May-2011 12:12
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They run hot, it's just how it is....especially if discrete graphics are enabled.

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  Reply # 467102 9-May-2011 13:19
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That's a bit weird - my old one used to run fairly hot but not my new i7 Quad Core. It runs a bit warm but not so bad that I need to take it off my person. What were you using it for at the time? Was the fan whirring away, or CPU usage up?




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  Reply # 467417 10-May-2011 09:34
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The Fan doesn't make any sounds as such. The performance too is great. Its just that it tends to heat up and you cant keep it on your lap for a long time.

Just wondering if it could be the 4 cores that could be causing this?

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  Reply # 467419 10-May-2011 09:45
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I'm sure Apple released an upgrade (firmware?) last week? to fix certain issues including screen artifacts and overheating. Might want to try look on their website.

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  Reply # 467421 10-May-2011 09:49
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It is a bit weird though - mine never overheated even before the firmware update. I used it quite heavily with Win7 VM running at the same time too. Admittedly nothing GPU heavy. That's why I asked what you were running at the time - not so much to see if performance was still good, but how much load you were placing on the CPU/GPU.

The firmware update is definitely worth a try though - just run Software Update if you haven't received any notifications yet.




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  Reply # 467440 10-May-2011 10:39
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It gets heated up generally...whether the usage is heavy or lite.....With the updates all have been applied so far that it available from apple.

Its just bizarre...

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  Reply # 467441 10-May-2011 10:44
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Install iStat Pro or Menu's and that way you can check the temp of each component individually. But it's generally the CPU or GPU that causes a big heat up. I've had 4 MBP's over the last 3 years now and generally all of them have been a lot hotter than you would expect. Mainly when doing intensive stuff (gaming/graphics/video/etc). This is why there is a whole market for laptop cooling and cushions nowadays.

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