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Hot Powerbook

Message #1 - Posted 2004/07/14 - Sir Chewbury Gubbins

Well, first week in with my new shiny powerbook. Getting a little worried though - my previous iBook ad a tendancy to warmness, but the PB gets *fecking* hot.

Is that normal? It's a 12" jobby.

Choobs

Sir Chewbury Gubbins <chewbury.gubbins@nelefa.org> Knight of the Wholly Gnarly Widget - http://www.nelefa.org Gamertag: ChewburyGubbins

Message #2 - Posted 2004/07/14 - Ian McCall

"Sir Chewbury Gubbins" <chewbury.gubbins@nelefa.org> wrote in message news:1ggx3yv.1n1nq8l1ikqi5eN%chewbury.gubbins@nelefa.org...

Well, first week in with my new shiny powerbook. Getting a little worried though - my previous iBook ad a tendancy to warmness, but the PB gets *fecking* hot.

Is that normal? It's a 12" jobby.

I have a previous generation 12" Powerbook (the 867Mhz version) and yes, that too gets into 'fry-an-egg' territory on a fairly frequent basis.

Cheers,
Ian

Message #3 - Posted 2004/07/14 - Elliott Roper

Previously, Sir Chewbury Gubbins wrote:

Well, first week in with my new shiny powerbook. Getting a little worried though - my previous iBook ad a tendancy to warmness, but the PB gets *fecking* hot.

Is that normal? It's a 12" jobby.

For small values of fecking.

Try a little shareware called ThermographX. You can compare yours with other users' graphs.

Also, you might like to google the usual Mac news sites. Older OS Xs let it run hotter. Now the fan kicks in at a lower temperature. (about 47C on mine as reported by ThermographX)

I hate to listen to the fan, so I use a few tricks to keep it cool. Prop up the back edge for more air when on a desk. Cool it by propping it up with bruise bags from the fridge. I currently don't bother with the fridge much, I just have one bruise bag cooling on the window sill and the other under the PBook. Change 'em when the fan starts.

Best trick of all was a plastic bag of snow. Only works few a few days in winter and when the central heating is on max. Room temp makes a big difference to how soon the fan kicks in. As does how hard you cane the machine. A movie render or massive iTunes recode will shoot the temp sky high in minutes.

I thought I would be the last on earth to mangle my e-mail address. fsnospam$elliott$$

Message #4 - Posted 2004/07/14 - Peter Ceresole

Sir Chewbury Gubbins wrote:

Well, first week in with my new shiny powerbook. Getting a little worried though - my previous iBook ad a tendancy to warmness, but the PB gets *fecking* hot.

Is that normal? It's a 12" jobby.

Oh yes. If you can touch it easily, it's hardly got into its stride.

I reckon the surface temp of my 15" 667 TiBook, near the right hand rear of the keyboard, reaches into the 60C range- just bearable to touch but not to balance on a bare knee. I imagine the 12" models with faster CPUs and graphic chips will be at least as bad.

It's like Ford Prefect said in HHGTTG- it's a cool Frood who knows where his towel is. He was abviously talking about PB owners.

Peter

Message #5 - Posted 2004/07/14 - Sir Chewbury Gubbins

Peter Ceresole wrote:

Sir Chewbury Gubbins wrote:

Well, first week in with my new shiny powerbook. Getting a little worried though - my previous iBook ad a tendancy to warmness, but the PB gets *fecking* hot.

Is that normal? It's a 12" jobby.

Oh yes. If you can touch it easily, it's hardly got into its stride.

I reckon the surface temp of my 15" 667 TiBook, near the right hand rear of the keyboard, reaches into the 60C range- just bearable to touch but not to balance on a bare knee. I imagine the 12" models with faster CPUs and graphic chips will be at least as bad.

It's like Ford Prefect said in HHGTTG- it's a cool Frood who knows where his towel is. He was abviously talking about PB owners.

Ah well, that's all right then :) It'll be nice and comfy in winter when traditionally, my extremities threaten to drop off in this office.

Choobs

Sir Chewbury Gubbins <chewbury.gubbins@nelefa.org> Knight of the Wholly Gnarly Widget - http://www.nelefa.org Gamertag: ChewburyGubbins

Message #6 - Posted 2004/07/14 - Chris Ridd

On 14/7/04 2:49 pm, in article 2lkrviFe79t6U1@uni-berlin.de, Ian McCall wrote:

"Sir Chewbury Gubbins" <chewbury.gubbins@nelefa.org> wrote in message news:1ggx3yv.1n1nq8l1ikqi5eN%chewbury.gubbins@nelefa.org...

Well, first week in with my new shiny powerbook. Getting a little worried though - my previous iBook ad a tendancy to warmness, but the PB gets *fecking* hot.

Is that normal? It's a 12" jobby.

I have a previous generation 12" Powerbook (the 867Mhz version) and yes, that too gets into 'fry-an-egg' territory on a fairly frequent basis.

Are Martin's web pages still up?

Cheers,

Chris

Message #7 - Posted 2004/07/14 - Martin

Previously, Chris Ridd wrote:

On 14/7/04 2:49 pm, in article 2lkrviFe79t6U1@uni-berlin.de, Ian McCall wrote:

"Sir Chewbury Gubbins" <chewbury.gubbins@nelefa.org> wrote in message news:1ggx3yv.1n1nq8l1ikqi5eN%chewbury.gubbins@nelefa.org...

Well, first week in with my new shiny powerbook. Getting a little worried though - my previous iBook ad a tendancy to warmness, but the PB gets *fecking* hot.

Is that normal? It's a 12" jobby.

I have a previous generation 12" Powerbook (the 867Mhz version) and yes, that too gets into 'fry-an-egg' territory on a fairly frequent basis.

Are Martin's web pages still up?

Yeah, what the hell is going on here?

A thread about Boko temperatures and no mention of the hottest page on my site:

http://prometheus.idea-digital.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=214

Or the original egg story:

http://prometheus.idea-digital.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=213

Or the boko temperature monitoring AppleScript:

http://prometheus.idea-digital.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=252

(The published script will only work with 15" Bokos with processors faster than 1GHz, but you should be able to adapt it for other models that include hardware temperature sensors).

Regards

Martin

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