full speed fan when playing flash

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dav.it, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. dav.it macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2011
    I have this very annoying problem with my macbookpro i5 mid2010.
    Everytime i watch a video, youtube, vimeo or from any other source, the fans go crazy at 6200, even if the temperature is still the same.
    I know this is a common problem but i'd like to know if there's any fix, except not playing flash video with 3rd parts extensions.
    The thing is that i don't remember i had this when i buyed it.
    And as i'm on snow leopard 10.6.8, i think it could be related to a recent .7 or .8 update. Maybe graphic drivers? What do you think?
    Also, i recently put a owc data doubler, do you think it could be related to this?
    I did a smc and pram reset, no changes. Thanks
  2. treestar macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2010
    Not related to the Data Doubler.

    You can get a fan control application and force the fans to run slow. I haven't used it before but I see smcFanControl mentioned in the forums a lot.
  3. dav.it thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2011
    thank you, i will try it.
    I also add that this happens with skype too, but i don't see any cpu increase using video applications, and only the left side next to the keyboard gets hotter.
  4. bb426 macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    I get the same thing with Skype, it gets pretty hot. It's normal, unfortunately. And there is a cpu increase, trust me. Your graphics takes the heat too, not just the CPU.

    Update your flash plugin once in a while, there're sometimes new efficiencies in new releases that can help with quality and performance.

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