MB Temps spike watch CNN Video w/ Firefox

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kamikaze, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Kamikaze macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I was using my MB tonight doing he usual. Surfing with Firefox with 6 tabs open watching CNN News videos when my temp skyrocketed from 125 F to 165 F during the course of a 3 minute blurb. :eek:
    I have smc_fancontrol 2.0 installed and whenever I watch a video I change the default fan speed from 1500rpm to 3000rpm. That is what it was at when it shot up. The fan speed spooled up on it's own to a whopping 6202rpm. The really weird thing is I walked away from the MB and paused the video and the temp still shot up.

    I have since shut everything down and the temp is hovering around 126 F with the fans on 3000rpm. Usually the temps are under 120F with 1500rpm. No updates installed, no added software for a few days, just recharged the battery (from calibration). It has been on battery only for 1 hour, not plugged in.

    Anyone have any thing like this before? Any and all help is greatly appreciated
     
  2. Kamikaze thread starter macrumors member

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    UPDATE:

    The temps only spike with Firefox and watching video. Watching the same videos within Safari only jumps the temps to 129 F Tops with the fans at 3000rpm.
     
  3. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    were these video in flash? in a thread here someone noticed his laptop going really hot using firefox on youtube, watching flash videos. gotta be something with firefox and flash videos maybe.
     

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