Flash makes Macbook fans go full speed

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacNewbie03, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. MacNewbie03 macrumors regular

    MacNewbie03

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    I just noticed here lately that whenever I go to a site that has a lot of Flash content, my Macbook's fans go full speed. I have the latest version of Flash installed. It happens using either Firefox 3 or Safari. Anyone else experiencing this?
     
  2. motulist macrumors 601

    motulist

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    Adobe has notoriously not optimized Flash for OS X, so flash sites will take a lot more horsepower than they need. More CPU usage means more heat means more fans. The only solution is to write a note of displeasure to Adobe or stop visiting flash sites, because the problem is entirely Adobe's fault afaik.
     
  3. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    This has happened to me over and over again on my Powerbook as well. Nothing to worry about it's just crappy Adobe product not optimized for Mac as was stated.

    I also have major issues with Java on my powerbook. probably 80% of the time Java will lock both Safari and FF3.0 or 2.0.

    Really sucks.
     
  4. MacNewbie03 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hadn't noticed it before guess I have to live with it. ;)
     
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    This is a well known problem. Just use the search function to see how many existing topics there are on it. Nothing to see here :cool:
     
  6. showtime macrumors 6502

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    yeah it's a common problem on the macbook. Look at it this way, at least also keeps you warm in the winter
     

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