2011 Fan goes nuts

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kjmff5, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. kjmff5 macrumors regular

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    So I've noticed that when I am watching flash videos on my 2011 13" i5, it super heats and the fan goes crazy. I have iStat Pro and the temps stays around 85-90 C and the fan goes to about 5500. I do not have a keyboard cover on, and I have a full body bestskinsever skin. Some videos it happens on are cnet videos, metacafe videos. Airflow is not obstructed, in or out.
    I had a 2009 2.26 C2D and I don't remember this happening.
    Anyone know what to do?
     
  2. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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    Do you have a bunch of other flash websites open? That's your problem.

    Install ClickToFlash so that the only Flash content running is what you're currently looking at. It'll help a bit, but Flash on OS X sucks compared to the Windows version.
     
  3. kjmff5 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, I tried it with just one window open, one video, and still same issue. I have tried it with Safari and Firefox (both fully updated) and same problem persists.
     
  4. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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  5. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

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    In any case, OS X does not run Flash efficiently so that's the reason for the heat up.

    Look up istat and then in the options menu show programs. Maybe there is a program on there that is CPU intensive.
     

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