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    MacBook Running Hot

    Just wondering, Mac users, if everyone's Macbook is extremely hot on the bottom when running, I just downloaded a temperature monitor widget for the dashboard on my 13" Macbook Pro and it says my CPU is running at up to 84 celsius, seems really hot to me, just wondering if everyone else has this happening.

    Here's the widget: Temperature Monitor Widget 2.6 for Mac - Free Mac software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    Is it running hot while it is on a desk or a different surface?



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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    yeah anywhere really, I guess it was just on my bed, but it can get hot on a desk or my lap, maybe just not as hot.



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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    Quote Originally Posted by AlleyAddict View Post
    yeah anywhere really, I guess it was just on my bed, but it can get hot on a desk or my lap, maybe just not as hot.
    When I use mine at home, I usually slide a cribbage board underneath it to allow some air circulation and prevent it from scorching the legs. They really heat up when you have multiple windows or tabs open.



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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    It shouldn't heat up too ad on a desk, but running it directly on things like bed sheets or even on your lap will most likely cause it to overheat. If it gets extremely hot on a desk then there is definitely something wrong with it and that u=is something you should get checked out before you melt any components.



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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    sounds good thanks



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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    Agreed, mine gets really hot occasionally when I'm using it on my lap but hardly ever when I use it on a desk or table. Even so, it gets nowhere near as hot as my old Acer got every time I used it anywhere, so I doubt your MacBook has anything to worry about.



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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    Ever since the MacBook Pro came out they have had overheating problems. It was one of the reasons they switched from PowerPC, witch made them run even hotter, to Intel processors.


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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    Do you have an NVIDIA graphics processing unit (GPU) in your MacBook? If you do, that's a major contributor to your heat problems. In any case, I'd suggest buying a cooling pad immediately.


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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    Being so awesome makes them run hot. Its a feature.



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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Being so awesome makes them run hot. Its a feature.
    paging acrozier22... paging acrozier22... you're missing out on your opportunity to once again brag about how Apples **** excellence...


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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    paging acrozier22... paging acrozier22... you're missing out on your opportunity to once again brag about how Apples **** excellence...
    No need to call anyone out, but its true, Macs do have their flaws. Most laptops in general get hot, I have had some in the past that are burners. The atom type netbook runs cool which is nice. As the atoms progress I have been more and more impressed with their design.



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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    Hint: Get the porno off. Now. Then it might cool down.


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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    paging acrozier22... paging acrozier22... you're missing out on your opportunity to once again brag about how Apples **** excellence...
    Dude, get a freaking life.



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    Re: MacBook Running Hot

    Quote Originally Posted by acrozier22 View Post
    Dude, get a freaking life.
    Dude, get something Windows.


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