does skype make your fan go crazy?!!

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  1. montecarloss919 macrumors member

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    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

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    yes i have the same thing happen with my macbook. it is quite annoying but i think its normal
     
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  4. montecarloss919 thread starter macrumors member

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    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

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    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 6502

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    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.
     
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