Does youtube cause you problems?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kingcrowing, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    So I've heard a lot of people get over heating, core shut downs etc on their MacBook Airs when on youtube, well I just watched a 5 min video and my temp never got above 60c at the default fan speed and didn't have a core shut down either. Or are you guys watching youtube for hours on end before you have issues?
  2. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    The newer (week 11+) systems have a slightly different cooling system apparently, their systems are a lot better in terms of cooling. My system, with current settings, does have the fans turn on during youtube videos but no core shutdowns.
  3. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    You don't know if this is true. It could be caused be any number of things.

    It's a bit dangerous to make assumptions without facts as there are those who will sell theirs and buy a new one (myself for example) :D
  4. AboveTheChaos macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2008
    Mine hits after watch a couple of videos, usually after being on YouTube about 10-15 min.
  5. Kittychan macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2008
    Wellington, New Zealand
    How about a refurbished macbookair? Would they update all the hardwares inside ?
  6. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Its no different hardware, its different on how they manfactured the logic board. Apparently, from what I've seen, if you were to add pressure to the CPU/Chipset die, make a better contact, you would not have these type of core shutdown problems. Our heatsink is extremely light, therefore it wouldn't have that extra weight to hold it down. And our heatsink is upside down, making the contact a little less effective.
  7. shoppy macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2007
    I was told when I purchased my macbook air that mine was a second revision and that the first ones did have problems with core shut downs.
  8. mac jones macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    I've never had a shutdown.

    But, this thing's fan is very hyper.

    I'm wondering the life expectancy of it. I'm sure the maker of the fan didn't envision this sort of abuse. :D
  9. Thiol macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2008
    Technically, I think there is only one Macbook Air "revision" (they are all 1,1). Maybe there was some sort of improvement as later batches of the first revision were made, but I don't know of any official statement by Apple.
  10. salumy macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2008
    First I want to know how and where can I put my thread here .
    Second on my youtube I could not find subscrite to favourites or change edit channel to subscribe . Thank you.
  11. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2005
    Laguna Beach
    I get fans running, never have a core shutdown. Watched some high def videos on vimeo and watched the temp hit 70 degress Cel and still didn't have any core shutdown.
  12. shrtmkr macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2008
    the apple
    as typing this itunes is streaming internet radio, safari is open with 3 tabs and msn messenger is running and my writing keeps falling behind as I type :) (do you guys think this is too much for a portable mac?)
    There is no need for youtube to have a core shutdown on my air.

    It definetly needs a lot of air :D

    It's week 8, I am waiting for my roommate to arrive so I can have this serviced (hopefully)
  13. gcmexico macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
    well they just sent out an update for the MBA that addresses the core shutdown (well I think, my MBA is running better, high temps but no shutdowns)...make sure you download it, see if it helps with the youtube

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