2011 macbook pro hitting 95C watching youtube

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macmee, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. macmee Suspended

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    Is anyone else getting crazy temps like this? I'm on Chrome (stable) and watching YouTube hits 95C for me, fans blazing.

    Not sure what's up here.
     
  2. GhettoMrBob macrumors regular

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  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Chrome is not a great browser on OS X overall, but the main reason you're seeing YouTube temperature spikes is that it defaults to using the HTML5 player. Download the extension Magic Actions for YouTube, and set it to use Flash as the default player. That should bring a noticeable drop in temperatures, though the system will still get quite warm. This is a problem with streaming any video, and there's not a whole lot you can otherwise do about it.
     
  4. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought it was the opposite way round, HTML5 runs cooler/better than flash.


    Barney
     
  5. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

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    Completely normal Flash is a scourge of inefficiency.
     
  6. GhettoMrBob macrumors regular

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    I thought so too.
     
  7. macmee thread starter Suspended

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    I'm on the HTML5 player, it's 95C.
     
  8. coldwaves macrumors regular

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    My 2011 15" MBP is similar. When watching youtube, the laptop switch to the discrete GPU and it often runs very hot. It is also very hot if I have video talk. I think the discrete GPU in this model just runs hot. If I force the laptop to use integrated GPU, the laptop is much much cooler when watching video or video talking.
     
  9. GhettoMrBob macrumors regular

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    gfxCardStatus is a pretty good way to do this. However, that's strictly on the 15".

    To the OP, is yours a 13" or 15"?
     
  10. SmOgER macrumors 6502a

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    Too little info.

    What is the CPU usage? What porcesses are using it?
    What quality videos are you watching?
     
  11. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried using Flash as I suggested?
     
  12. macmee thread starter Suspended

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    late 2011 i5 and 720 to 1080p videos, it occurs on both :(

    13"
     
  13. GhettoMrBob macrumors regular

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    Have you checked out activity monitor to see if anything is taking up cpu cycles while the video is streaming?
     
  14. scrmtrey macrumors regular

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    For youtube in safari , just install the extension - ClickToFlash , it is awesome.


    Flash is just ********, old and buggy. It uses too much power for just playing the video. Total garbage. HTML5 is the way to go.
     
  15. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Don't use Chrome, it's gash.

    HTML5 and Safari are the future, and have been for a few years!
     

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