Heat warning

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by fatefulwhisper, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. fatefulwhisper macrumors regular

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    Anyone reach the heat warning yet? I feel like it should be an un-lockable achievement, but try as I might, I haven't been able to get there yet :( I run Chrome all day, all the time. Flash, yes, I figured that was the culprit, but after trying to run a bunch of flash apps, I still have yet to get the temperature warning.

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    original tweet: https://twitter.com/macmixing/status/589218451052363777/photo/1

    If anyone figures out how to unlock this "achievement", let me know ;)
     
  2. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    Chrome is a known energy hog. Using it in lieu of Safari has been determined to reduce nMBP battery life by 30%. It will increase heat by a commensurate amount.
     
  3. newellj macrumors 601

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    If Chrome is able to induce that kind of heat, every Mac owner should get Chrome off their laptops immediately. Over the weekend I ran two test that took half an hour each and ran the rMB at an average of 91-92*c, going as high as 94*c, with nothing like that.
     
  4. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    I never cared for Chrome. Realistically, all the major browsers are the same - or should be. I prefer Firefox then Safari. I won't use Chrome or IE. No need. And, I have never had any issues with Firefox or Safari so why fix what's not broken.
     
  5. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Or you could just not use it unless you need to. Which is what I'm going to do.

    It's not going to cause any performance hits if it's not running.
     
  6. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The Verge apparently did some testing here: http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/10/8381447/chrome-macbook-battery-life

    Using Safari gave 13 hours, 18 minutes while Chrome gave 9 hours, 45 minutes on a 2015 retina Macbook Pro. It's unsurprising that Chrome is heating up the CPU on the Macbook.
     
  7. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    but than again...Flash in Safari is eating your battery as well. Go watch some Flash video's (for example Facebook).

    I am using Safari without Flash installed. If there is a Flash video, I have a shortcut via Alfred app that opens up the url in Chrome automatically and I close it after watching the video
     
  8. Dennison macrumors regular

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    I can't say I'm surprised. Chrome wastes a ridiculous amount of energy and sucks up performance. I plan on never installing it on my new MacBook. Safari does the best job when it comes to siphoning battery life, in addition to almost everything else. I don't know how I could function without Continuity in conjunction with my iPhone and iPad, including other really nifty things like gestures.
     
  9. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I never understood why so many people are running Chrome on a Mac.
     
  10. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I use Twitch and for some reason my rMBP runs a lot cooler when using Flash on Safari than when using Chrome.

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    Continuity works for me when using Chrome on my MBP. It opens up Safari on my phone fine.

    You could also argue that you don't need Continuity if you use Chrome on iOS since it has tab syncing. I've recently migrated to using Safari on my MBP and I've always used Safari on my phone so I'm not saying either is better, just possible.
     
  11. lulla01 macrumors 68020

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    So I plan to use the macbook with chromecast A LOT so this sort of worries me. Can air parrot completely negate chrome? Or do chrome betas fix the heat/energy issue?
     
  12. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    Chrome used to have a bunch of things I liked and used to run faster than Safari. I'm switching over to Safari now, but I still miss the ability to "pin" tabs like you can on Chrome. Also, I had to get an extension on Safari in order to have the "favicons" visible on my tabs so I can distinguish one tab from another. This is hard to do if you have 15 - 20 tabs open at once on Safari with no favicons.

    Chrome has just become really annoying in the last 6 months where webpages take much longer to load than previously and hog too much of my CPU. Google should really fix this issue if they want people to keep using their platform and sell me stuff via their ads.
     
  13. Dennison macrumors regular

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    Yep, it did work for me too in Chrome. In addition to battery and performance improvements, I switched back to Safari on all of my devices for the nicer user experience and consistency.
     
  14. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Thanks for sharing favicons. Is there any solution for Safari's limited ability to open closed tabs compared to Chrome? Safari just remembers the last tab or window, with Chrome you can keep going backwards in time.
     
  15. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I know i've used this in Chrome before, but I haven't looked into how to do it on Safari. I bet you just have to go through your history, but maybe someone else knows how this is done?
     
  16. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    I'm surprised more people don't use Firefox. Most posts here talk about Safari and Chrome. At least folks aren't talking about IE :p
     
  17. TEBnewyork macrumors regular

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    I have some brokerage websites for work that I need to work with and not all the functionality works properly on Safari. So, it isn't always by choice....and I'd rather use chrome than windows laptop! :D
     
  18. squirrrl macrumors 6502a

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    I used to use firefox before I switched to Chrome. I had a lot of trouble loading webpages on firefox and at the time, Chrome worked better.

    It seems like there is a constant churning on the effectiveness of a browser on Macs. I used to use Opera back in the day when that browser was much faster than others, but that one took a dive too.

    History of my browser usage: Safari, Opera, Firefox, Chrome, back to Safari.
     
  19. newellj macrumors 601

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    I've used all the major browsers and a couple of others - I've had issues with all. I've come to a subjective conclusion that the OS-related browsers seem to be the best compromise, so I use Safari on OS X and IE on Windows.
     
  20. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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    Apple optimizes Safari to run with their computers, not to mention its awesome to be able to handoff to my iMac or iPad with whatever I was doing on my MacBook or iPhone. No idea why anyone would ever use Chrome on an Apple device to begin with. Its an awful, power hungry browser that kills your battery and slows your Mac down.
     
  21. applesith macrumors 68030

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    Safari's extension marketplace is quite lacking. I have to use a number of extensions for work that do not exist for Safari.
     
  22. brand macrumors 601

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    Since Safari only exists on the Mac it is a given that they optimize it for their computers.
     
  23. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I thought it was on Windows? Or did Apple stop making it for Windows?

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    https://www.apple.com/safari/

    Is this new? Apple advertises on the Safari page about it lasting longer than Chrome/Firefox.
     
  24. brand macrumors 601

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    Safari was last released for Windows in 2012.
     
  25. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    I agree. I downloaded Vivaldi just to try it out, but there's nothing Chrome offers that would make it worth it over Safari to me. The battery life optimization with Safari is amazing. That's incredible if you can squeeze out 13 hours of battery on the rMB.
     

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