Powerpoint heat problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by shadowjeff, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2010
    Is anyone experiencing heat problems when opening up microsoft 2011 powerpoint? I opened a powerpoint file and just by going through it or through slideshows causes the cpu to heat up to 85-94 C degrees, could feel the heat when i touch the upper left keyboard. I checked the cpu usage in activity monitor and it uses about 25% cpu. And on istat the fan speed still stays at 1999 even when the temperature is that high.

    I'm using a 13 inch 2011 mba i5 and toshiba 128 ssd.
  2. macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If the PP is large or has a lot of effects this is to be expected.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2010
    The ppt is 6.7 mb, doesn't really have a lot of effects or pictures in it though. Even leaving it idle on one slide (not in a slideshow), just for reading, increases the cpu heat.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2010
    Athens, Greece
    Install Fan Control and set the fans to spin up when temps are high.
    At 90C the fans should be at 5k rpm.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2010
    my fans do spin pretty fast when my temperature reaches for 90c ie. when i'm playing games. just not for this microsoft powerpoint.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2008
    I have the same problem as well with a rev.c I think it may be specific with 2011. When I use the 2008 version to open the same exact powerpoint files it runs drastically cooler and quieter.

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