Book Pro Mid 2014 13' Retina getting hot and battery dies pretty fast

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by manyelski, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. manyelski macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2014
    Hello, my Mid 2014 Book pro is getting quite hot for no obvious reason lately and the battery life is shorten a lot. Is there an app I can monitor and examine the situation and show it to you so you can advice me what the causes might be?

    Mac Pro, OS X El Capitan (10.11.3), Mid 2014 13' Retina
  2. lowendlinux Contributor


    Sep 24, 2014
    North Country (way upstate NY)
    What are you doing when it get's hot and the battery drains quickly
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    Well you could try looking at the activity monitor.....
  4. manyelski thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2014
    Nothing special...writing a document, browsing, watching a tv show or a movie
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    What do you mean
  5. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2012
    When the MBP is hot open up Activity Monitor to see what programs are using resources. If it's getting hot and running the battery down quickly then it suggests that the CPU is working really hard. This could be a normal situation (e.g., if you are playing a game or watching 4k video or something) or less normal (some process has gone runaway and is consuming more CPU power than it should).

    Things that work the CPU hard: games, 4k video, and encoding task (ripping DVDs/blurays and making video files out of them), flash content, etc.

    It will help to narrow down what the issue is if we get a sense of what it is that is causing your Macbook to heat up.
  6. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    As others have suggested, Activity monitor will do what you want.

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