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jinxednuance
May 2, 2011, 10:18 AM
Hello,

I am not sur if this is normal. But whenever I stream the fan starts working and when I check the CPU consumption I realize it is above 50%.

It does the same thing with Skype.

Should I be worried the fan is turned on a lot now? Is there anything I can do to keep the computer running smoother?

Thanks and appreciate it.



alust2013
May 2, 2011, 10:20 AM
That's normal, as flash video (streaming) and skype both use a considerable amount of CPU, so it will heat up a bit and cause the fans to come on.

entatlrg
May 2, 2011, 10:35 AM
Install Coolbook.

There's a lot of info on this forum regarding Coolbook.

Solved the fan problem for me instantly.

jinxednuance
May 2, 2011, 07:57 PM
Currently I only have 4 tabs of Chrome, none of which is video and the fan is on and the temp is 42. Is that normal?!

One of the things that I loved about the Macbook is that you rarely hear the fan go on, and with this one, it is on almost anytime I use it...

bcaslis
May 2, 2011, 07:59 PM
Use Activity Monitor to see what is using up the CPU. That's what is causing the fan to run all the time. Skype is a know CPU hog but you could have some background process doing it.

simsaladimbamba
May 2, 2011, 08:00 PM
The fan is always on, the lowest fan speed is 2000RPM. Check your speed via iStat Pro.
Have you tried an SMC reset yet?
Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC) (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3964)

jinxednuance
May 2, 2011, 08:08 PM
I'm an idiot, I can't believe I didn't think of checking Activity Log.

Apparently something called "Adobe-something-synchronizer" has been eating up all the CPU.

I do have a few basic adobe programs (like reader etc..) but I have no idea what that is!

SR71
May 2, 2011, 08:16 PM
I'm an idiot, I can't believe I didn't think of checking Activity Log.

Apparently something called "Adobe-something-synchronizer" has been eating up all the CPU.

I do have a few basic adobe programs (like reader etc..) but I have no idea what that is!

Refer to the thread that I linked below to stop Adobe Resource Synchronizer from using up all of your battery.

Hope this helps!

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1067212

jinxednuance
May 2, 2011, 09:54 PM
Refer to the thread that I linked below to stop Adobe Resource Synchronizer from using up all of your battery.

Hope this helps!

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1067212

Resolved. Thank you so much.

SR71
May 2, 2011, 10:02 PM
Resolved. Thank you so much.

Anytime. :)

macaddict3
May 2, 2011, 11:13 PM
oh i didnt know that ha