MacBook Fan issue!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by riversky, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. riversky macrumors regular

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    I just got a black MacBook and when watching video, like the live Senate hearings today on msnbc.com my fan comes on and stays on full blast. It does this often when playing video.

    I was wondering whether I have a defective MacBook?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's perfectly normal.

    Sounds like everyone's favorite Flash plug-in in action.
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    To add to what Eidorian was saying, websites often use Adobe Flash to display video on their website.

    Adobe's version of Flash for the Mac uses a good amount of the processor when it displays video, which in turn generates a lot of heat, which in turn causes the MacBook fans to spin up (to dissipate the heat).

    There's hope that a new version of Flash will use less processor (and generate less heat, requiring less fan action to cool everything down).
     
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