MBP becomes exceptionally hot while playing online videos / Skype video

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fatgorilla, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a MacBook Pro 17" 2007 Model with 4GB RAM, 2.6 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor running OS X 10.5.7.


    I have noticed since the last 6 months, whenever I play an online video from a streaming sites, my notebook becomes horribly hot. I have SMC Fan Control, it gives me temperatures upto 85 deg Celsius and the top panel of the keyboard (above the Fn-key row) becomes impossible to touch for 2 secs. Fan speeds automatically reach upto 5900 RPM.

    This happens every single time I turn on my video on Skype as well. Within minutes. Doesn't occur when the person I am chatting with turns his/her video on and keeps it playing.

    Could you please advice what I should do ?

    Many thanks
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    MacModMachine

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    #2
    could be dirty fans , bad gpu.

    just make sure you keep your data backed up.
     
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    miles01110

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    It's probably the well-documented deficiency of Flash (video) in OS X...
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Umm.. I'm running the latest Flash package (I think 10 ?). Just downloaded it a few days back.

    Btw, does Skype require Flash to play video ?

    I also have a Speck SeeThru polycarbonate cover on my Laptop and it is raised to about 25 degrees from the horizon, but I don't think that is causing the trouble (since I have had it since 2007 and never over heated my notebook).
     
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    miles01110

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    It doesn't really matter what Flash package you are using in my experience. They just don't play well together.
     

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