MBA 1.6 Ghz Rev B - Steps to take to reduce heat and lag

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by sdm1985, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jul 1, 2008
    Hi guys,

    I have a MBA 1.6Ghz...I am getting frustrated as after about 10 minutes of videos on YouTube the machine gets VERY warm and the videos start to lag and the fans rev up. I would only just have the one web page open and no other applications.

    Please can you advise on how I could significantly reduce heat and improve performance.

    Thank you.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    Thats strange for a rev:b I would check activity monitor sounds like a minor hardware issue.
  3. macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2009
    Have you tried on of the laptop cooling trays? They have many versions now, but I would suggest one that is not USB powered so you can keep that precious port available. I have the same unit you do, but don't watch much flash video, but ripped or DVD video does not tax it at all. The thing that heats mine up is a time machine backup (or flash video, but like I said, I dont watch much of that).

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