2011 2.4 Ghz core i5 running final cut pro = loud fans

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  1. ThisIsMe macrumors regular

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    So I have a 2011 macbook pro 2.4 Ghz core i5 with 4gigs of ram and when I edit 1080p video on final cut pro the fans kick real loud should I be concerned? Or should I upgrade the Ram? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    You shouldn't be concerned and yes, it might be a good idea to up that to at least 8 gigs
     
  3. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    It beats the alternative.

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  4. ThisIsMe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the fast reply.
     
  5. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    You only should be concerned when the computer itself turns off.
     
  6. ThisIsMe thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow!!! Lol
     
  7. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Yikes how hot was that Mac?You need to be careful with that heatvision sir!
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Since you probably use H.264 encoded footage and haven't transcoded it to ProRes, the CPU has much more work to do to decode the video, thus it gets hotter, thus the fan spins faster.
     

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