I saw this question on other forums but I have yet to find an answer. I just bought a MacBook Pro 16 inch and for development I usually use a second monitor. However, I noticed that when I connect it to my monitor a Pavilion 27xw the surface gets hot and checking the temperatures I saw the average temp is 60 degrees Celsius at 97% cpu idle and the gpu around 70. This is the average temps not running any other app and I am doubtful how it will handle over time since heat can damage the components. I wonder if there is a solution to this issue or if there is any other laptop to consider. I chose apple for how reliable people say they are but this is concerning. I like to run dual monitors so clam shell is not a solution that I consider.

  • It will always run hotter with a 2nd display connected. So long as the cooling kicks in correctly it should be no issue. – Tetsujin Jan 13 at 9:05
  • I see, the thing is that if I put minimal stress on it the temperatures increases – Random598345702 Jan 13 at 18:34
  • To what? ProcHot on a modern CPU is about 100°C so if you're reaching that & the fans aren't kicking in, then it's time to worry. We don't have enough info to go on at the moment. – Tetsujin Jan 13 at 18:38
  • Temps stay 60-65 with no apps open just sitting on my desk but if I try to have something done that stresses the CPU over 10% (-90% idle) then it heats up more and the fans are loud. My concern is long term and not so much the cpu but rather the surrounding parts which can get affected by heat. – Random598345702 Jan 13 at 18:44
  • the machine is doing what it's meant tod do. You're putting additional stress on it by adding a 2nd display. It has more work to do. The fans ramp up to compensate. That's how it's meant to work. If you really want big displays, don't use a laptop. They're not as fast or rugged as a big desktop. The price you pay for portability is slower operation & more heat. – Tetsujin Jan 13 at 18:47

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