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Im new to the Mac Environment.I have got the Macbook for some development purpose.I have completed my work on Xcode and moving on to windows.The main Platform for which i work is Windows,so i have installed windows on my Macbook pro using Bootcamp.

The bottom panel of the Macbook runs visibly hot when running Windows compared to running High Sierra.I have Visual Studio 2017 open and even in idle conditions the Macbook appears hot.

See the system temperature enter image description here

I have reduced the CPU Performance and change the cooling to active in power options. enter image description here

I have downloaded new software from apple using the Apple Update tool.

I have noticed that the AMD Gpu is being used to power windows on Bootcamp.

I was wondering if this kind of stuff is normal.Im worried if this is overheating and it might compromise the life of the Macbook for which i have spend a lot of money on.

Please advice

  • It might depend on what you call 'hot'. I don't see anything in those figures to worry about. 100°C is 'hot'. – Tetsujin Jul 7 '18 at 19:21
  • @Tetsujin Is this a good tool to monitor the temperature? By hot i mean it gets uncomfortable to place the Macbook on my lap due to heat. – techno Jul 7 '18 at 19:26
  • So long as the software is reporting the temperatures accurately, they are well within bounds. You might find something that would let you ramp the fans harder than Windows wants to do it, but idk of anything specific. – Tetsujin Jul 7 '18 at 19:32
  • @Tetsujin Have you experienced issues like mine before? – techno Jul 7 '18 at 19:34
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The needn't worry over the core temperatures you've shown in your screenshots (47-50 degC). And your system will always run hotter when you are using Windows in Bootcamp... I don't know all of the reasons for this, but it's just "the way it's always been" on my Macs.

As for your questions, "I was wondering if this kind of stuff is normal. I'm worried if this is overheating and it might compromise the life of the Macbook for which i have spend a lot of money on.":

It's a well-known fact that heat adversely affects the life of electronics. But again, for the temperatures you've recorded, I wouldn't worry. You may find that when Windows 10 performs some compute-intensive tasks that the temperature goes a bit higher. Apple has some guidelines on temperature management. And here's a Q&A that provides additional information.

  • Thanks for your answer.Are you using MacBook Pro 2017? – techno Jul 7 '18 at 20:39
  • You are welcome. Mine is a "late 2016", but fairly similar I think. I also have a late 2011 w/ the 17" screen :) Couldn't wait for a re-intro of the 17" display, so I caved last year, and bought this one. – Seamus Jul 7 '18 at 21:12

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