Mac gets hot while syncing iPod touch 4th gen

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  1. Mr Slippy IV macrumors 6502

    Mr Slippy IV

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    As the title says, my processor has peaked up to 215° F while syncing to my iPod. I've tried to synchronize things in batches, even this morning from a cold stat, but my processor went from 95° to 202° in under a minute, and I aborted the sync. Curiously, it almost always gets hotter more slowly than that. Any tips or solutions?

    Also, activity monitor put iTunes at using 1.3 GB of virtual memory and 176-186% processor.
     
  2. D4ng3rchris macrumors newbie

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    This probably won't be of any help but

    How does your processor go over 100% usage?
     
  3. Mr Slippy IV thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mr Slippy IV

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    No idea.

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  4. uuaschbaer macrumors regular

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    100% corresponds to one core. Macs generally have processors with multiple cores, therefore the CPU percentage can exceed 100%. There must be a less bizarre way of reporting CPU usage, you would think.
     
  5. applealex macrumors regular

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    Macs naturally get really hot when syncing iPods, the exact same thing as when they use flash. The majority of the time I sync my iPod touch the cooling fans on my MacBook kick in in about a minute
     
  6. Mr Slippy IV thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So how hot do I let it get before I shut down everything?
     

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