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Post by Gnome »

Not sure about the ram,
But the cpu is right its a core 2 duo not a pentium M.

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Craig,

As far as I would be concerned this is normal. Notebooks are designed to run hotter than a desktop pc due to their compactness and very little (compared to desktop pc's) air flow.

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Post by Jeff »

I've heard that Macbooks can get uncomfortably hot also, so I wouldn't be worried too much.
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If anything I would say that your temperatures are quite low.

My Macbook is currently at 60c and all I'm running is Firefox. It can easily reach 80-90c when at full load.

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Post by empireum »

seanneko wrote:If anything I would say that your temperatures are quite low.

My Macbook is currently at 60c and all I'm running is Firefox. It can easily reach 80-90c when at full load.
Mine's in that range as well, but it's a 1st gen Core Duo, so that may be part of the reason. This is absolutely nothing to worry about.

@craig: As others have said, these temps are okay, if not low. Just out of interest: What temps do you get at full load on both cores? If you have no app to simulate a full-load scenario, you can just fire up a terminal and enter

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yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null &
and let it run for a few minutes, watching the temperature. Closing the terminal window will terminate the jobs.

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Post by empireum »

craig wrote:I have run that code, for 5 mins.

The temps range from 80*c to 88*c
Same for mine if the lid's open, in clamshell mode (lid closed, external screen and keyboard/mouse attached) it's 5-7°C more. I've never had any problems regarding heat or stability with mine, so you should be good to go.

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