I am begging for advice.. rMBP 2014 running HOT

tm0000

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Hi all!

My mid 2014 rMBP with 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor has been getting really hot since yesterday. :( I am a photographer and I've been using Lightroom and Photoshop on it ever since I bought it last year. I never had any problems, but suddenly yesterday, the internal fan went on (it almost never went on before) and it won't stop. The laptop is hot and the fan is on nonstop... even when I have only safari open!

Does anyone have any suggestions or advice please? I'd really appreciate it.

Oh, and I've been using it on a cooling pad ever since I bought it.

Thanks in advance!
 

Gav2k

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Post a picture of your activity monitor with cpu selected to show active processes at the top.
 
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maflynn

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What's the temperature? Download an app like istat menus to see what the temps are. Hot means different things to people.

I'm not saying this isn't a problem but getting the actual temps is a good thing, as is the fans running as well (otherwise the MBP would cook itself).

I run Lightroom on my 2012 rMBP an depending on my task It does get a bit warm.
 

tm0000

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Post a picture of your activity monitor with cpu selected to show active processes at the top.
Okay, so I don't have either Lightroom or Photoshop open.. only safari is open and it is still very hot and the fan is running nonstop.

This never happened before. I've been using the laptop for almost a year and the fans only went on sometimes.
 

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snaky69

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The CPU load is in the wrong order, click CPU % so that the higher numbers are on top, your screen shot gives absolutely no relevant info at all on what's taking up so many CPU cycles (notice your usage is near 100% which would explain the heat).
 

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Gav2k

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He means reboot.

As for the printer it is what's causing that process
 

tm0000

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Okay, thanks. I'll uninstall the printer.. hopefully it'll work!

Does this mean I can't use the hp printer?
 

stridemat

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Okay, thanks. I'll uninstall the printer.. hopefully it'll work!

Does this mean I can't use the hp printer?
You can try installing it again. It may have just been a corrupt install or something.

Also, please can you use the multi quote function instead of making duplicate posts.
 

shoehornhands

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After doing a search, there are a few other reports of the same problem. It might be some sort of bug in the HP driver.

I'd try doing a permissions repair first and see if that fixes it (open disk utility in the utilities folder, highlight the drive in the left column and click "repair disk permissions"). If that doesn't work, you can download a program like OnyX and run the automated maintenance utility.

To use OnyX simply click on the tab at the top that says "automation" and then check the "system cache" box (i.e. keep all the default settings and check "system cache" on top of them if it isn't already checked). Then simply click "execute".

Here's a link to OnyX: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/11582/onyx

If all that fails, I'd try uninstalling all the HP stuff on your computer and see if it goes away.
 
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