May 31, 2020
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Hey, I have a mid 2010 MBP a1286, that I recently put a new SSD in and install Ubuntu 20.04 on.

I know that MBP tend to get hot, but I felt like mine was just getting way to hot, so I checked it with the sensors command in terminal after installing the necessary files.

That's besides the point, after I checked that, I wanted to see how the processors were running in the computer because it is running a lot nicer with the new SSD (the previous HDD was extremely corrupted and was getting worse).

Now here is the issue, when I checked it yesterday it was idling at like 87%!!!! I freaked out and meant to copy the terminal screen so I could post it, but I had to leave my house to go somewhere.

So I am just wondering if this is normal? I am assuming my computer idling this high is not normal.

Terminal: (from today)
russ@russ-MacBookPro:~$ mpstat
Linux 5.4.0-33-generic (russ-MacBookPro) 06/03/2020 x86_64 (4 CPU)

01:11:45 PM CPU %usr %nice %sys %iowait %irq %soft %steal %guest %gnice %idle
01:11:45 PM all 21.39 1.07 7.72 0.31 0.00 0.63 0.00 0.00 0.00 68.88

It is a lot lower than the other day, it was almost at 90%.

Here is my temp readings also.

russ@russ-MacBookPro:~$ sensors
applesmc-isa-0300
Adapter: ISA adapter
Left side : 1998 RPM (min = 2000 RPM, max = 6000 RPM)
Right side : 2003 RPM (min = 2000 RPM, max = 6000 RPM)
TB0T: +25.0°C
TB1T: +25.0°C
TB2T: +25.0°C
TC0C: +65.5°C
TC0D: +69.2°C
TC0P: +59.2°C
TC1C: +66.0°C
TG0D: +61.5°C
TG0P: +54.8°C
TG0T: +63.0°C
TMCD: +66.0°C
TP0P: +55.2°C
TPCD: +62.0°C
Th1H: +49.2°C
Th2H: +47.2°C
Tm0P: +54.0°C
Ts0P: +26.2°C
Ts0S: +38.8°C

BAT0-virtual-0
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1: +25.2°C

nouveau-pci-0100
Adapter: PCI adapter
GPU core: 900.00 mV (min = +0.80 V, max = +0.90 V)
temp1: +61.0°C (high = +95.0°C, hyst = +3.0°C)
(crit = +105.0°C, hyst = +5.0°C)
(emerg = +135.0°C, hyst = +5.0°C)

BAT0-acpi-0
Adapter: ACPI interface
in0: 12.51 V
temp ambient: +25.2°C
curr1: 584.00 mA (avg = +0.58 A)

coretemp-isa-0000
Adapter: ISA adapter
Core 0: +63.0°C (high = +95.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)
Core 2: +66.0°C (high = +95.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)
 
May 31, 2020
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Ever since I got this cooling stand for the macbook it hasn't spiked over 70%

This was from today:
$ mpstat
Linux 5.4.0-33-generic (russ-MacBookPro) 06/07/2020 x86_64(4 CPU)

11:53:49 AM CPU.....%usr.....%nice....%sys.....%iowait.....%irq.....%soft...%steal..%guest...%gnice...%idle
11:53:49 AM all........19.88......0.30.......7.97........0.21..........0.00......0.68.....0.00.........0.00........0.00......70.96
 

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