Originally Posted by Agentofthenorth
UPDATE After 30 min on the laptop PLUG-IN... the left part under the macbook is EXTREMELY HOT... as an industrial designer I really dont understand how this thing passed the quality control - test group team...
One thing that many windows switchers cant understand is the heat (and the acceptance of the heat from other mac users). The notebook that my macbook replaced ran at about 18-22C but my macbook (at first) ran 40-80C and it was rediculous. And despite some peoples claims, Core2Duo's do not typically run this hot. The heat is due to Apple's choice to put design over function. As an industrial designer then it should be clear tat there just aren't enough vents in this thing. I installed a few apps and I now average 25-50C which is too hot, but blindly justifiable since I've really fallen in love with this thing. So run these apps and tell us what your results are. Core Duo Temp
- A menu bar app that shows you the temp Fan Control
- A control panel app for control of fan speed. Expect some noise. iStat Pro
- A Widget that gives you quick monitoring to everything. If you're going to tinker, remember to get the coreduo temp BEFORE putting in the fan control just so you have a reference point as to how hot that thing is getting and how the fan control affects it. Good luck because it would be a shame (but completely understandable) to dump the machine just because of the heat.