Brand New MBP 2.53 Poor Video Performance

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by davexoxide, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. davexoxide macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2009
    Great Forum, Long time reader first time posting.

    I recently upgraded my 1st Gen MBP 2.14Ghz and my legs no longer get cooked while doing basic task. This is a great improvement.

    My new laptop is the 2.53Ghz w/ 4GB and 9400M Nvidia GPU w/ 256MB shared memory. upgraded w/ EFI 1.7

    Aside from the upcoming Snow Leopard, the main reason I upgraded was because I watch alot of online video. Netflix, Hulu, etc...
    I have read that the new GPU does alot of the decoding which keeps the CPU in single digits.

    I noticed something was sluggish the first time I started watching videos. Netflix had a vertical sync issue that I never experienced w/ my old MBP.
    Then today I was watching Hulu and I saw the processing for CPU jump to 112% and the base of my laptop was very hot.

    Like I said I purchased the new MBP hoping to avoid cooking the family jewels. Anyone know what's going on and what I can do to stop this?
  2. Frosties macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    Flash is to blame here. Using 112% with 2 cores is not much. Set your fan speed more aggressively with third party application.
  3. davexoxide thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2009

    So if I were to be watching a video through VLC (avi, mpeg4, etc..) this is where I would see the numbers I was hearing about?

    Anything I can do to get rid of the vertical sync issues I was experiencing w/ Silverlight? Why did it not happen on the old MBP?

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