MacBook Pro a1226 cooling issues and solutions
I am using a macbook pro a1226, 2.2Ghz, 4GB of RAM. The motherboard was just replaced under recall......I also upgraded the hard drive to a western digital scorpio black 320GB.
Just using video chat and running firefox...... SMC fan control shows 130 F or more under normal settings........ until i push the fans all the way up which brings the temp down quite a bit but makes for quite a bit of noise as well.
before using SMC fan control the laptop was almost to hot to touch on the bottom.
SO, is there something i am missing? Does this laptop just run this hot? (is it normal and won't hurt it).
if not normal i could bring it in to have it checked but don't want to waste my time or the apple peoples time. I propped something under the back to lift it up a bit off the wood desk.
I checked existing questions and didn't see anything exactly like my question.
any insight would be appreciated, i have fixed and used these things before, however this is the fist time i decided to use one as a personal laptop for me to use for awhile, so was not aware of the heat.
which bothers me since special programs, and noise and maybe a usb cooling pad doesn't seem very portable to me and a laptop too hot to put on my lap is just not good.
Is this a good question?