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Macbook Pro Idling 80-90 degrees celsius!

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Hi!
My Macbook Pro early 2011 has recently begun to overheat while idling or running few applications. My macbook was always very silent, idling at around 40 degrees and maybe going up to max 70 degrees while under stress. Now it's constantly 80-90 degrees, which makes me almost "burn" my self touching it and the fan is constantly at 4000RPM. Anyone know what might have happend. It happened after I was preparing for a test and had it in the couch which might have caused bad ventilation, but I would have noticed if it ran very hot as I checked the temps regularly.

I have opened it up to see if the fan was dirty, which it wasn't, at least not much. Also, the battery only last for 3 hours now apparently, which is a lot less than what it did before. I have also tried using W7 and it runs just as hot, so I doubt it is an application in MAC OSX that is the cause, I am pretty sure there is something wrong with the hardware.

Thanks in advance!
Edited by TrainRain - 3/12/13 at 2:03pm
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Try clearing NVRAM via this article. Next step would be to reseat the cooler/replace the battery.

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Edited by Blindrage606 - 3/12/13 at 1:34pm
 
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Sounds like you have a process that is running all the time. I would use Activity monitor and show all the processes. Arrange by the CPU percentage . That will tell you what is running away with the CPU. I would do that before going crazy and reseating things and adding thermal paste again. Should look kind of like this.



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