does skype make your fan go crazy?!!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by montecarloss919, May 31, 2008.

  1. montecarloss919 macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    hi all

    so every time i use skype, my cpu immediately jumps to around 50% use, and the fan kicks on (which i know is good). so throughout the skype call, the fan is really annoying.

    i was wondering if skype does this for anyone else or if its a problem i have
  2. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    yes i have the same thing happen with my macbook. it is quite annoying but i think its normal
  3. cyclingplatypus macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2007
  4. montecarloss919 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    ok thanks! i just downloaded the update for skype and no difference...i wish there was a solution to this problem
  5. mosx macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2007
    Mid-2007 MacBook here.

    Fan only kicks in with Skype during a video call. Considering the quality of the video I certainly don't mind! I was video chatting with a and she showed me a screenshot. The video she saw of me was nearly as good as the preview window in Photo Booth. The video I saw of her was practically the same.

    During voice calls, though, theres no fan noise. Its as if the MacBook is idle.
  6. Jpoon macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2008
    Los Angeles California
    When you're video chatting, all of the video processing load is placed on the CPU, since that's the way the OS X handles video.

    So, it's no surprise if you see 5000+ RPM on your fan while video chatting.
  7. jdsdk macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2009
  8. Nago macrumors member


    Feb 25, 2010
    Madrid, Spain

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