Temperature Monitor Software for Mac?

February 14, 2019 at 00:39:04
Specs: Windows 10
My MacBook Pro 2014 is too hot sometimes and I am using Temp Monitor App to track all the sensors. It's quite good but it's not free. Which app do you use?

Any suggestions would really be appreciated.


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#1
February 14, 2019 at 09:33:16
You could just open it and clean it out, repace the thermal compound.

Sounds difficult but its pretty straight forward as long as you are careful.


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#2
February 14, 2019 at 10:32:34
I see no need to mess with the thermal compound. If the bond between the CPU & heatsink hasn't been disturbed, the thermal compound will last the life of the laptop. Some people feel the need to replace it once a year or so, but all they're doing is wasting time & money, not to mention running the risk of damaging something during disassembly/reassembly.

If you've never cleaned out the cooling vents, a 5 year old laptop has a 5 year accumulation of dust. Try blasting the vents with a can of compressed air.


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#3
February 15, 2019 at 00:51:36
riider, I must respectfully disagree, I take laptop/desktops apart daily, and in the majority of cases I see that the thermal paste that has been used it of poor quality and usually has either deteriorated or has become dry. This is in most cases a while paste, I tend to use AcrticMX-4 which is a lot better.

Again this is from what I have seen on so many devices that I have serviced. The issue with just blowing out the vents is that you end up pushing that dust back into the laptop, most of the time towards the fan, now another thing I have seen is, especially in laptops and gaming consoles is, that the dust clumps end up between the fins of the fan, which stop the fan from spinning correctly.

Its my opinions only, but I would also suggest opening it up and cleaning it properly, if the user cannot do it, take it to someone that can.


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