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Rocketpaul

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Aug 3, 2012
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Any time I play a flash video my mac seems to heat up pretty quickly from 59C up to 90C and my fans spin up, CPU usage also shoots up. Does this happen to anyone else?
 

xShane

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Nov 2, 2012
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Any time I play a flash video my mac seems to heat up pretty quickly from 59C up to 90C and my fans spin up, CPU usage also shoots up. Does this happen to anyone else?

That's Flash for you.

Use smcFanControl right *before* you use Flash so that you can keep the fans higher and the temperature slightly lower.
 
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Rocketpaul

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 3, 2012
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London
That's Flash for you.

Use smcFanControl right *before* you use Flash so that you can keep the fans higher and the temperature slightly lower.

I was thinking about using it, perhaps i will try it. what RPM would you recommend. Its strange as flash doesnt seem to make my windows laptop heat up nearly as much.
 
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Ploki

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Jan 21, 2008
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That's Flash for you.

Use smcFanControl right *before* you use Flash so that you can keep the fans higher and the temperature slightly lower.

Or use ClickToFlash. I had to have install on my old laptop, and I want to have it installed on my new one despite the fact that I don't need it. Why stress the system for watching a video?


I was thinking about using it, perhaps i will try it. what RPM would you recommend. Its strange as flash doesnt seem to make my windows laptop heat up nearly as much.

some things suck on OS X. USB2.0 implementation for example. And flash of course.
 
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xShane

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Nov 2, 2012
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I was thinking about using it, perhaps i will try it. what RPM would you recommend. Its strange as flash doesnt seem to make my windows laptop heat up nearly as much.

Using smcFanControl, I usually set it to "higher", which puts it around 3900-4000 RPM.
 
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Interstella5555

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Jun 30, 2008
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Flash sucks. That said, your computer is more than capable of taking care of itself and will shut down before any damage happens to the components, which flash alone will not bring it to.
 
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