also got a hot hot hot hot machine
My computer has been very hot (for my standards) for some months, and I worry that it might be bad for the CPU. I read the other post 'Hot, hot, hot, hot' and downloaded CoolBook, SmcFanControl and Fan Control (I am aware that the last two are redundant). I've cranked up the fan rpm with Fan Control and the temperature has definitely dropped (to about 48ºC with the fans at about 4200rpm), although I am not running any CPU-intensive programs like Illustrator at the moment, so . However, I want to know how to diagnose the underlying problem. Apparently it is not a problem with the fans, since they can be forced to higher rpms. Can it be the heat sink or thermal sensors? Is there a way to find out without opening up the machine and replacing them?
Is this a good question?