How do the 2011 MBA's handle Flash?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JusChexin, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. JusChexin macrumors member

    May 28, 2009
    Hey Everyone,

    Definitely hoping to get a 2011 11" MBA in the next few weeks (still debating the whole i5 v i7 thing and the 128GB HD vs 256 HD thing...), but I was just curious how the CPU usage and heat output using Flash is on the new MBA? Believe me, my intent is to install Click-To-Flash and avoid using Flash as much as possible, and use HTML5 video playback as much as possible, but sometimes I watch class lectures online for school that are only in the Flash format, so it can't always be avoided.

    As I sit right now, I'm watching a 2.5" x 2.5" the-farthest-thing-from-HD-so-grainy-it-hurts Flash course lecture on my early-2007 2.16 GHZ White Macbook and, as usual, my fans are blazing and making about as much noise as a jet engine and could probably fry an egg. Activity Monitor tells me the Flash vid is eating between 35-40% of my CPU.

    Just curious of your Flash experiences on the 2011 MBA. I'm sure Flash is still a CPU hog, but will it at least be more quiet / less hot? :D
  2. AbeFroman77 macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2010
    I had a 11" i7/256 and a flash website had my CPU temps @ 95-98 degrees Celsius and fans over 5000rpm. It was like a tiny jet engine.
  3. great high wolf macrumors regular

    great high wolf

    Jan 30, 2006
    Mine manages YouTube and Zero Punctuation fine, i.e., not too hot, no noticeable fan noise. That's about all I ever use Flash for, though.
  4. JusChexin thread starter macrumors member

    May 28, 2009
    oh, Boo! :( I wonder if the i5 runs any cooler/quieter? When my fans ramp up on my MacBook now they're over 6000 RPM according to iStat... no bueno!

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