Is the graphic processor the cause of overheating?

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  1. descro macrumors newbie

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    Hi, my Macbook Pro starts to overheat when I see any type of video and is only from the left side (charging port), the right side remains cool to the touch. I installed the Hardware Monitor and the values after watching a video for 5 minutes were this:

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    Do you guys recommend I take it directly to the store or is there any way I can fix this ?

    Thanks
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Its not overheating, you are using the graphics processor, that makes it hot. The temp you show isn't TOO hot. To "fix" it you would have to alter physics, you can install a fan manager like Temperature Gauge Pro and set the fan trigger temp lower if you wish but under sustained graphics usage it is likely to reach the same temp.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It shouldn't be that hot watching video, but that could mean anything.

    What macbook do you have year? graphics card? Size??
    What sort of video are you playing? Resolution? source? file type?
    Are you streaming online?? using chrome?? is it flash video??
     
  4. soupcan macrumors 6502a

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    What MacBook Pro is it? A GPU shouldn't be at 93 degrees C just by watching a video.

    And yes, the left side gets hotter as the GPU's located there. The right side stays cooler because the CPU is there which isn't doing much work.

    I recommend that, if it's an old Mac, you open up the bottom and clean the insides. Probably lots of dust there preventing optimal cooling.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Do you mean playing videos or editing videos, both will work the GPU but the latter will certainly cause the machine to get hot, yet seeing 93c for the GPU does seem a little extreme to me.
     
  6. descro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It´s only playing videos, mainly streaming online from Popcorn Time also if I watch any video on Youtube on Safari the temp starts going up.

    It´s a Macbook Prom from mid 2012
    Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    It's not overheating. Stop throwing that word around, you clearly don't know what it means.

    If it hasn't shut down on you, it has not overheated.

    With that said, it's impossible to help you more if you don't provide:
    Year and size Macbook Pro
    OS X version
    What was running at the time (playing a video is very vague, were you playing back a file in iTunes or watched 50 flash videos at once in Chrome?)
     
  8. hallux macrumors 68020

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    93 C is nearly 200 F, I'd say that's a bit extreme and near "overheat". The CPU and GPU on my MBP are running around 108 F and it's in direct sunlight.

    @descro on a machine that's nearing 3 years old, I'd say it's about time the back cover was pulled and the heatsinks cleaned, they're probably plugged up with dust and hair. You don't say what size the machine is, if it's a 15" it's different from the 13" as the 15" has a discrete GPU.
     
  9. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Its also a completely normal temp when encoding video for instance, it entirely depends on what it is doing. My CPU is sat at 50degC so warmer than yours, but mine is also sat in a low ambient of around 12C - difficult to tell anything without knowing the full picture and certainly hard to draw an "overheating" conclusion based on that temp alone.
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    But the OP mentioned he's only streaming videos
     
  11. descro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its a 13" MacBook and yes I´m only streaming videos and for example 1 episode of 40 mins, not 20 at the same time
     
  12. project_2501 macrumors regular

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    My 2015 rmbpro13" was fine.

    My 2017 mbp13 nTB is overheating with crazy fans ... Just from watching Netflix on a 4k display.
     

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