Does anyone elses macbook/pro get hot while watching youtube videos?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amycishere, Apr 11, 2007.

  1. amycishere macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    The back of the middle part of the lid gets hot when I am watching youtube videos. I am really surprised m fans don't go into high gear. I've noticed though if you feel the screen hinge one second the middle will hot then the next it will get cooler than keep on going back and forth until I log off youtube. Then if I put it to sleep or shut down right after the back of the middle put of the lid is hot.

    I checked the CPU while on youtube and it was at about 30% or so. If I watch videos on another site like mtv.com right after I am youtube the fan kicks into high gear.

    I also have my fans up to about 50% now with fancontrol as when I didn't and was on youtube I would get a quick line vertically through the internet window and when I went to close the window, I would get like a flash. I was worried that youtube may be overheating my macbook but since I turned the fan up that hasn't happened.

    Is this happening to anyone else?
     
  2. erikistired macrumors 6502

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    my powerbook does that when i watch videos on it. the fans kick in and it gets pretty hot.

    probably has something to do with flash.
     
  3. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Yep, my MacBook heats up to about 140F (60C) when I watch stuff on YouTube, and the fans kick up to maybe 3500rpm.
     
  4. zign macrumors 6502

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    It is normal when watching flash (flv) movies on macs.

    I don't know why, but flash works much better on PCs. I hope Adobe can fix this problem.
     
  5. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    I can definetly attest to that. Flash seems to be slower on Macs like others have said. Even my iMac sees a little jump in temp.
     
  6. jhero macrumors 6502

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  8. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a

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    ya same here. well thank god its not just me. :(
     
  9. Kamikaze macrumors member

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    smc_fancontrol is our friend in times of need. The macbooks need a good friend.:D
     
  10. jhero macrumors 6502

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    Sure u can adjust the fan speed manually but why in the first place must the cpu get so hot??
     
  11. BioChron macrumors regular

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    Heh, the fan on my MacBook goes off like crazy when I do! It also does that for anything fullscreen... Hmm!
     
  12. makismagoo99 macrumors regular

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    Yeah this happens to me all the time. I really wish there was a cure for this. That has been my only complaint about my MacBook. I just wish it wasn't so uncomfortable to have my LAPtop in my LAP...:confused: I'm a little sketch about installing something like smc_fancontrol because I (a) shouldn't have to manually control my fan speeds and (b) don't want to screw something up.
     
  13. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    Same here :(

    I use smc_fancontrol and keep my fans at about 3600 RPM when on power. It keeps my MacBook in the low 40sC where they used to always hover around the high 50sC.
     

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