Hardware :: Temperature Differences Between I5 And I7 Macbook Pro's

Apr 21, 2010

Does anyone know of any web sites that compare temperature differences between the i5 and i7 cpu's used in Macbook Pros?I am still on the fence on if I should get the i5 or i7. I don't own a Mac laptop now and have heard that they get quite hot. I am wondering if the i5 at the lower clock speed would run cooler.I have poked around on google with no luck. Anyone have any insight?

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Applications :: Different Temperature Readings In IStat And Temperature Monitor?

Jan 4, 2011

I noticed that iStat and Temperature Monitor report different temperatures for the same readings on my G5 Powermac Dual Processor System. For example as I am writing this Temperature Monitor is saying My CPU A is 46.8C and CPU B is 46.7C. In iStat it says CPU A is 55C and CPU B is 54C. Which is right!?

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Hardware :: What Is Average Temperature CPU Temperature For Standard Usage?

Feb 19, 2009

I apologists straight away if this have been covered recently, but i need to ask.I have MacBook with Intel Core Due Processor, 2 GB ram.What is the average temperature CPU temperature for standard usage ( I know that standard usage is very arbitrary, and by this I assume safari, iTunes and let say Pages to be the only major apps running ).I use iStat pro widget and according to it my CPU temperature is 55*C. Is this too high? Lately the fan has been turning on more recently almost without any apps running so I think that there might be some hardware problem. I ran HardwareTest it found nothing.

The macbook is 2 yrs old. Do i need to get it cleaned or is there something else I should be worrying about?

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MacBook Air :: Differences Between 1.6 / 1.8 SSD

Apr 20, 2008

In real world usage, is there really any difference in the Processor Speed on the MBAir. Throughout the years, the speed differences being apart .2 GHz were negligable. Anyone here have a 1.6 with the SSD notice any crippling/adverse effects to there everyday computing. I am looking at ordering the MB Air this week, but purchasing the MB Air with the 1.6 GHz and SSD make it easier to justify by saving costs on the processor upgrade.

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MacBook Pro :: Differences Between New I5's I7's And Old C2D's

May 3, 2010

First the Obvious;
1. New AC Plugin (on both ends, wallplug is completely smooth now)
2. Different Internal Hardware
3. Better Battery Life
4. Optional Higher Resolution Screens
5. Optimus like Hybrid GPU switching

Kinda Obvious, but some may have missed;
1. Inertial Scrolling
2. Little bit heavier
3. Activity Monitor shows 4 Cores not 2

You'd really have to look;
1. This may just be me, but I feel as if the hinge is different, in terms of pressure right before you close it. Picture below shows a 2.8 duo left and an i5 right. I have been playing with them for a while now, and some of the other 2.8's and it seems right before you close the lid, the new i5's have more of a push required, so as to slow the force in close. That way you don't slam it closed.

2. Wifi seems to get an active working connection quicker

3. Microphone and Headphone input jacks have much more "snap" to them. Devices really snap in there so you know you're connected.

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MacBook Air :: What Are The Differences Between The I5 & I7

Jun 11, 2012

I'm eyeing today's new Airs, and wondered about the processor options. I believe that both have Hyper Threading, enabling four simultaneous threads. Is that right? So what makes the i7 an i7, and the i5 an i5? The only difference listed is clock speed / Turbo Boost speed, but I'm guessing there's something else too? 

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Dec 14, 2008

Are there any positive or/and negative differences between old & new efi & smc for the MBA?
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MacBook Pro :: What Differences With The Faster Graphics Card Of The MBP?

Mar 23, 2010

Under average useage (browsing the web, typing a letter, writing an email, editing photos in iPhoto, using Photoshop Elements etc.) what difference would the user see by switching to the 9600M GT card over the 9400M?

I ask cos, in the nine months I've owned this MBP, I had never bothered switching to my 9600. I've now done it and notice no difference whatsoever.

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MacBook Pro :: 15 Versus 17 Inch Hidden Differences?

Jun 30, 2010

list the differences between the 15" and 17" MBP's, with focus on the high res matte options.

The obvious difference is the larger&higher resolution display on the 17" and the extra 1.0 pound of weight and about $100 extra. The 17" also has no USB reader slot, but eSATA. The 17" is also 0.1" thicker.

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MacBook Pro :: What Is The Speed Differences Between The SATA & SSID

May 23, 2012

What is the speed differences between the SATA & SSID?

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MacBook Pro :: Apple Wired Keyboard - Differences Between One With And Without Number Pad

Sep 1, 2009

I want to get the apple wired keyboard (not the wireless), but I'm undecided on which version. Is the shorter wired version a lot more cramped than the longer one, in respect to the majorily used keys, or is the spacing the same between the characters for both keyboards. I never use a num pad normally and would like to free up a little space on my desk, but I'm worried that the rest of the keys will be more cramped and uncomfortable to type on.

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MacBook :: Differences In The Older Versus Newer Unibody Screen

May 27, 2009

I've heard that there have been some differences between the older and newer Macbook screens - I'm thinking about buying a reburb unibody macbook and want to know how significant the difference is. If it's big enough I'll use my student discount to get a new mac with an iPod and then sell the iPod for the price difference, but that is a lot more work and initial money spent vs just getting a refurb. Does anyone have any experience with both?

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MacBook Pro :: Translate The Differences Into User Terms Versus Tech Specs?

Jul 5, 2012

I have a MBP, bought in '06, that is dying a slow death (crashing constantly).  I'm not up on what the latest spec's mean in terms of USER EXPERIENCE.  Apple doesn't seem to know how to market to me--no product comparisons (in direct user experience vs. tech spec's), no analogies, no examples of how new MBPs and Airs differ or what their targeted user profile really is. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)

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OS X :: Differences Between SL And L?

Oct 3, 2009

I'm hesitating to upgrade so I would like to know what are the differences between the 2 versions from a user point of view.

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Software :: What Are The Differences Between The HFS And HFS+

Dec 25, 2008

What are the differences between the HFS and HFS+?

Why should i use one and not the other?

What does the journaled mean?

what i really want to do is to format an external HD to 2 partitions so i make backup for my mac and my pc, and i dont know what file systems to create in the mac part!

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Differences Between 64 Bit And 32 Bit?

Apr 18, 2012

I wanted to know the differences between 64 bit and 32 bit OSx I am currently running the latest Lion 10.7.3 on a 2011 spring macbook pro with 8 gigs of ram 500 gigs HD. From what I can read in the info it looks like it defaults to 32 bit automatically but I was told that I can hold down the 6 and 4 keys during startup to start with 64 bit. I would just like to know anyones experiences and what software it works better with. I usually run Adobe CS5.5 and it would be great to find out 64 bit will give it a boost.

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MacBook Pro :: Temperature Really Gets Up?

Feb 13, 2008

I am using iStat Pro and notice the temperature really gets up there! The airport card reads 62 degrees this morning. I'm nervous about slowly cooking my laptop! This can't be good for the cpu's?

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Applications :: CS4 Program Differences

Apr 19, 2009

At first, it seemed like Adobe makes several programs that do the same thing. But after a bit of research, I found out that they do have target audiences. I hope this guide helps people who are confused.

Dreamweaver vs Contribute.
If you want to build a website, get Dreamweaver. Contribute is designed for people who want to edit their Dreamweaver-built site, and is designed with collaboration in mind, because it edits right off the server.

Personally, I think Contribute is a big-ridden piece of garbage, if it were me, I would stick to Dreamweaver

Photoshop vs Fireworks.
Don't think of Fireworks as a stripped down version of Photoshop. Think of it as a really-really-really-really stripped down version of Flash, smashed together with CorelDRAW. Fireworks was meant to be used to make things like rollover icons, menus, and such for websites. It lets you drag-and-drop squares and circles. Pretty simple

Photoshop, on the other hand, is a powerful, expensive, image editor. Unlike Fireworks, you cannot add any dynamic-ness (word?) to images.

InDesign vs Illustrator.
InDesign is definitely more powerful than Illustrator. If you are just making simple one-page documents, ID might be a bit of an overkill.

Bridge vs Finder
Bridge is worthless. I can't see what it does that Finder doesn't.

Please correct any errors I may have made, as this is just from what I can tell. Hope this helps you with your purchase of overpriced Adobe software.

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OS X :: Wifi Speed Differences Between OS X And XP

Aug 22, 2009

I am currently running 3 systems on my home network. 1 Notebook. Apple Macbook (Core Duo) running 10.5.81 Netbook. Acer Aspire One D250 running XP1 PC. Dell Dimension 3000 (PoS) running XPThe Macbook and Netbook are both connected via Wifi, while the PC is connected via network cable to my Macbook with Internet sharing on.Out of curiosity I ran a speed test (speedtest.net) to see if there was any difference between what I was getting through Wifi, and through sharing. I could understand losing some speed going from wifi to internet sharing, but I also get 8-9 mbps download results on my netbook.

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MacBook Pro :: CPU Temperature Is Hitting 80c?

Dec 16, 2010

So I recently bought myself a Macbook Pro 2006 Model 15". And the idea was, buy it second hand and get the fan fixed totally the price of 600$. Which is great, because it works and things are fine.

But why is it that when I'm on Facebook on either Opera or Safari? My temp hits 80c. I've called up the Mac Store here in Ireland. They asked me to use iStat Pro to find out my temperatures. So I have, and all my temperatures are fine (around 30-50c) but my CPU temperature is hitting 80c.Honestly, this is quite scary to see that a computer I've bought hits 80c when I browse the internet?

Mac Os X 10.5.8
Processor: 2GHz Intel Core Duo
Memory: 2GB 677MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Macbook Pro 15"

I'm getting fed up with dealing with the Mac Store, if you guys know what I need to do to fix this problem? I'll open it myself, and fix it.

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MacBook Pro :: Safe Temperature For The Cpu?

Feb 21, 2008

I'm running Folding@Home and my CPU is at a constant 88-90 degrees celsius. Is this a safe operating temperature?

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MacBook Air :: What Is The Acceptable CPU Temperature On The Air?

Feb 26, 2008

I have just brought the 1.8GHz + SSD version. It's really fast and quiet, until the fan spinning like crazy.

What is the acceptable CPU temperature on the Air?

Mine got up 89 degree C (192.2 F) MAX for a while, when the heat-sink is at much lower temperature, like 60-ish. Can't remember what tasks it was doing. It's 54 right now just with the Websites running, and the heat-sink is at 43.

Is it normal? Or should I worry about the thermopaste on the machine?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Cool Down GPU Temperature

Sep 6, 2009

I happen to have a Late 2007 MacBook Pro (The specs are in my signature). My model was also the one affected by the 8600Gt issue so I had taken to a nearby Apple Reseller in Dubai in 2008. It's been months since that happened.

However, I've been monitoring my CPU & GPU temperatures and I'm still confused about what is ideal and if I should be worried about anything.

(I took a screenshot of my iStat readings and there's a difference of atleast 11C between the GPU Diode and GPU Heatsink)

Is there anything alarming that I should be worried about?

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MacBook Pro :: Fan On But Temperature Will Not Drop

Oct 13, 2009

I'm using SMC Fan Control and it constantly hovers around 55-58 degree. Once it hits 60's the fan will bump to 6000+ rpm but will not drop. Even with light work load (Firefox, Adium, iTunes) temperature doesn't drop even when the fan is at 6000rpm until I close everything. Is this normal?

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OS X :: Macbook Temperature Keeps Spiking?

Nov 10, 2009

I've got one of the older white macbooks, and recently my cpu temperature has been spiking up to about 90 degrees celsius when I do things such as run online games or stream video from online. I don't think it ever used to do this before. Could this be a problem of stuff getting clogged in the fans? Or is it something else? Or, is it normal?

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OS X :: Temperature On A 13" MacBook Pro

Mar 17, 2010

I just bought a MacBook Pro, i love it however i'm a bit worried about the temperatures, it usually runs at 60 degrees celsius when i start to load the computer a bit with 4 tabs browsing and a 3D App it gets to 70-85 degrees? is that normal or is it a lot? i just want to keep my new mac Healthy. Also, the RPM at 80 degs is around 3000 - 4000rpm

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MacBook :: Measure Your Pro's Temperature?

May 20, 2010

I see people stating the temperatures of their MBPs, fairly often in this forum. How do you do that?

By the way, I got my new 17" i7 MBP, yesterday, and it runs noticeably cooler than my 2006 core duo 2.16 MBP. Nonetheless, I'm still curious what the processor temperature is, and curious how you measure it.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

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MacBook :: GPU Temperature Monitoring?

May 25, 2010

I know iStat Pro and iStat Menus can monitor the CPU temperature, but I was wondering if there's any way to monitor the GPU temperature. I've been playing StarCraft II, and my CPU temperature has been getting to 80, which I guess is common with MacBooks, but I want to see if my GPU goes critical.

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MacBook Pro :: Normal Temperature For An I5 2.53?

May 25, 2010

I just checked my iStat and it shows that my temperature is around 70C, is this considered as normal? I think it's too hot for an i5

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MacBook Pro :: Temperature Is Very High?

Jun 23, 2012

Temperature my macbook pro is very high  And the fan work all the time  

is that normal or what's going on in my laptop

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