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Hot MacBook Pro Temperature

To reduce the temperature of my MacBook Pro I use smcFanControl by Hendrik Holtmann.  Normally my MacBook Pro would run somewhere close the 55-60C mark without doing anything intensive, say a 10-15% average CPU utilization.  I found this somewhat hot for my tastes, especially when using the built in keyboard where it would be uncomfortably… Read More »

Santa Rosa MacBook LED backlight

Update March 1, 2008: More on LED backlighting on the MacBook Pro 15.4″ Probably the nicest feature introduced on the Santa Rosa MacBook Pro’s is the LED backlit screens. The reason? Instant brightness adjustment (which Leopard now fades in for that ultra smooth user experience…). When waking up a dozing Santa Rosa the screen (in… Read More »