I am primarily a Java developer and love using OS X and Mac as my primary development environment.
However recently I have been having temperature and heat concerns. I have a piece of code that parses at 4.5 GB XML file, and when this method is running the CPU temperature immediately goes over 90 degrees, and after a few minutes its over 110. At that point I stop the process because I’m worried about damaging my machine.
The fans are running at over 6000 RPM but the temperature continues to climb. Is this normal behavior? I’m worried I’m going to blow my CPU. I have a 2012 MBP Retina 15 inch, and it literally just went out of warranty/AppleCare.
I should mention that when I have IntelliJ IDEA (Java IDE), SQL Developer, Firefox open, and a Tomcat server running my CPU temps are around 60 to 70 degrees' sometimes in the low 80s.