Flash overheating late-2013 13" rMBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ronaldmcdonald, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. ronaldmcdonald macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2011
    I installed chrome for the sole purpose of using its built-in flash player for streaming webpages that require flash. I noticed that after a while, my mbp heats up quite a bit and about 1 min after i quit chrome, it cools back down to normal.
  2. yliu macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2009
    I don't you Chrome, but I'm guessing that Chrome is more intensive on the CPU and GPU than Safari.

    What are you streaming exactly? HD videos? Do the fans kick in?

    It's totally normal for the laptop to get hot a little when streaming video, but the fans shouldn't kick in.
  3. Laco macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2008
    If your computer does not turn off by itself it is not overheating.
  4. ronaldmcdonald thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2011
    streaming twitch tv contents, sometimes it lasts about 1 hr on med or high Q... the fans do kick in. but shuts off in about 1 min after I quit chrome
  5. tlink91 macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2012
    It happened to me too when playing flash videos with chrome in some places. I believe, and from what I've searched on the internet this is due to the flash that chrome comes preloaded with. If you check out the activity monitor whilst using chrome and watching flash when heating quite significantly you'll see is that the "pepperflashplayer" that comes with chrome is using upwards of 150% cpu power.

    I've seen that it varies website to website, must have something with their implementation of flash or something (I'm guessing).
  6. Doward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2013
    First, do you have a way of monitoring your temperature?

    As long as you are not exceeding 95C, you are fine :)

    Flash with Chrome in some instances will kick up the dGPU, causing more power draw / more heat output.


    This is wrong, and has been demonstrated multiple times.

    Members are reporting 105C+ temps in some cases up to 110C+ and no shutdown.

    95C is the 'ceiling' to temperatures. You may get a fast spike just over that, but at no point should your temps stabilize over 95C.

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