iTunes visualizer toasted my iMac

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  1. Freecity88 macrumors member

    Freecity88

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    As shown in these two pictures, the temperature went up about 10C after I turned on iTunes visualizer (Jelly) for 11 minutes. Anyone noticed this?
    I am afraid that I will never turn it on again. :rolleyes:
     

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  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    That's perfectly acceptable - the iTunes visualizer is quite taxing for the system. Those temperatures are nothing to worry about.
     
  3. mag2001 macrumors 6502

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  4. filman408 macrumors regular

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    Ha!
    Your worried about a C2D being at 45C?
    Those chips can handle up to 70-80C (plus) without a sweat.
     
  5. Freecity88 thread starter macrumors member

    Freecity88

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    I am just curious about why this small add-on program can increase the CPU/GPU temperature that much. It was even serious than watching HD movie.
     
  6. lil'homunculus macrumors regular

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    Check out your CPU usage in the activity monitor and you will find your answer. 'Little' graphical programs like this tend to put an extra burden on your system resources.:eek:
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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    Visualizations put huge strain on the GPU - the amount of processing power required is pretty amazing.

    My MacBook Pro (when running under Windows XP in BC) will be going full blast when I use the Winamp Milkdrop visualizer (which is far the best one out there).

    73'C it went up to.
     

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