Firefox causing fans to go bananas?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by makismagoo99, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. makismagoo99 macrumors regular

    makismagoo99

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    Does anyone else have this issue? On my C2D MacBook, whenever I'm viewing sites that are flash-heavy (MLB gamecast or YouTube videos usually), the CPU usage of FF jumps way up. This causes the fan speed to skyrocket. I have just attributed this to the lack of dedicated video card causing the CPU to work harder, but it's pretty annoying...
     
  2. MeatPopSci macrumors newbie

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    same here my guess is that flash has to read from disk to system memory to video memory (same as system on MB) and that causes things to heat up.
     
  3. Paco macrumors newbie

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    I've had similar experience watching streaming video (can't live without Lost on abc.com) on my MBP. Always assumed it was just working hard to process all that incoming data - causing the fans to kick in.
     

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