Core i7 MacBook Pro Could Make Water Boil

Posted: April 26, 2010 in Apple - MAC
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PC Authority was putting their new 17-inch, Core i7 MacBook Pro through their typical battery of benchmarks. Then, the chassis grew hot, and then a series of strange series of errors began to occur.

The only way they could complete the testing to to turn the MBP on its side. The problem had to be heat.

So PC Authority tried more tests (in both Boot Camp and OS X) while tracking CPU temperatures all the while. Skeptical of their own results, they turned off the system overnight and tested things again.

In both instances, Cinebench—which is designed to tax the CPU in full—was able to heat the actual i7 cores to temperatures around 101°C, or almost 214°F.

That’s hotter than the boiling point of water. [read]


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