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I'm talking more specifically about the Retina from mid 2014 (but any model's good)

Mine is around 50 to maybe 60 under normal use (until I reach a site that has heavy Flash content). On the few times I do game on it (I game on Windows with my gaming PC 90% of the time) I get temps of 70 to 80 (similar temperature to when rendering video). Sometimes it will go higher than 80 and I think I saw it reach 90 something before cooling down again to nearer to 70.

Games tested:
Borderlands 2
Tomb Raider
Cities Skylines
Sims 3
Sims 4

My old laptop (Windows with an i5 and HD4000 graphics) reached 90 plus when trying to run the Sims 3 (I think my MacBook is 20 degrees lower). It got so hot, the game lagged and the system would be on the edge of overheating that I had to get a laptop cooler (which barely helped) and a program to monitor temps. It told me several times that an overheat and it was going to trigger emergency shutdown because it was a little too close to 105 degrees celsius.

My MacBook is the retina model from mid 2014 with an i7, GTX 750M and 16GB RAM.

Are my temps normal for a MacBook Pro. Also I leave whatever I had open, open when I start a game (Safari, Preview etc)
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(Original post by mine turtle)
I'm talking more specifically about the Retina from mid 2014 (but any model's good)

Mine is around 50 to maybe 60 under normal use (until I reach a site that has heavy Flash content). On the few times I do game on it (I game on Windows with my gaming PC 90% of the time) I get temps of 70 to 80 (similar temperature to when rendering video). Sometimes it will go higher than 80 and I think I saw it reach 90 something before cooling down again to nearer to 70.

Games tested:
Borderlands 2
Tomb Raider
Cities Skylines
Sims 3
Sims 4

My old laptop (Windows with an i5 and HD4000 graphics) reached 90 plus when trying to run the Sims 3 (I think my MacBook is 20 degrees lower). It got so hot, the game lagged and the system would be on the edge of overheating that I had to get a laptop cooler (which barely helped) and a program to monitor temps. It told me several times that an overheat and it was going to trigger emergency shutdown because it was a little too close to 105 degrees celsius.

My MacBook is the retina model from mid 2014 with an i7, GTX 750M and 16GB RAM.

Are my temps normal for a MacBook Pro. Also I leave whatever I had open, open when I start a game (Safari, Preview etc)
Where does it tell you what the temperature is?

105 degrees is insane...
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Where does it tell you what the temperature is?

105 degrees is insane...
iStats Pro tells me the MacBook's temperature. Core Temp measured the temperature on my old laptop (where it was reaching near 105 on the Sims 3)
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Very hot :sexface:
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Very hot :sexface:
Miraculous Ladybug, Chat Noir

Such a dumb program, but so good at the same time :P
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(Original post by mine turtle)
I'm talking more specifically about the Retina from mid 2014 (but any model's good)

Mine is around 50 to maybe 60 under normal use (until I reach a site that has heavy Flash content). On the few times I do game on it (I game on Windows with my gaming PC 90% of the time) I get temps of 70 to 80 (similar temperature to when rendering video). Sometimes it will go higher than 80 and I think I saw it reach 90 something before cooling down again to nearer to 70.

Games tested:
Borderlands 2
Tomb Raider
Cities Skylines
Sims 3
Sims 4

My old laptop (Windows with an i5 and HD4000 graphics) reached 90 plus when trying to run the Sims 3 (I think my MacBook is 20 degrees lower). It got so hot, the game lagged and the system would be on the edge of overheating that I had to get a laptop cooler (which barely helped) and a program to monitor temps. It told me several times that an overheat and it was going to trigger emergency shutdown because it was a little too close to 105 degrees celsius.

My MacBook is the retina model from mid 2014 with an i7, GTX 750M and 16GB RAM.

Are my temps normal for a MacBook Pro. Also I leave whatever I had open, open when I start a game (Safari, Preview etc)
omg damn im surprised it hasnt melted XD
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It sizzles when my face reflects in the screen. :perv:
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A laptop reaching 85 degrees Celsius isn't surprising under maximum load, in fact I wouldn't expect anything less...

Especially in something as thin as a macbook, the cooling systems are pretty awful and are unlikely to keep it at anything below 70 degrees when there's a high load on the processor.
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omg damn im surprised it hasnt melted XD
You're surprised which one hasn't melted? Does that mean my gaming temps should be a lot lower. I can close stuff down and then start the game, but the result is the same
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(Original post by mine turtle)
You're surprised which one hasn't melted? Does that mean my gaming temps should be a lot lower. I can close stuff down and then start the game, but the result is the same
my mac never does that lol
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There should be a written rule (because the unwritten one clearly gets ignored :innocent:) telling people NOT TO PURCHASE MACS IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE A GAMER
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my mac never does that lol
Never does what and what do you do on it?

(Original post by thecatwithnohat)
There should be a written rule (because the unwritten one clearly gets ignored :innocent:) telling people NOT TO PURCHASE MACS IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE A GAMER
I'm only gaming on it, because my gaming PC is unavailable otherwise I would never do that on it
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(Original post by mine turtle)

I'm only gaming on it, because my gaming PC is unavailable otherwise I would never do that on it
Hmm, hopefully you'll sort out another device you can game on or else you'll end up damaging the Mac's processor with all dat pressure :grumble:
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Macbooks aren't designed for heavy loads so it will get hot. I would expect 75-80 but 105 seems a bit high. Could it have been the room you were in or any other factors?
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Get a board which acts as a fan, and put ur Mac on top of that
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