Macbook fans going crazy over you tube or any video/flash activity?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jc0518, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. jc0518 macrumors newbie

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    Im not sure if this is a common problem, i tried searching but didn't find any answer. so every time i play a video on you tube or play any stupid game through the internet i.e. facebook games..my fan max out at almost 7k rpm and safari takes 100% of the cpu..Is this a common problem or is something wrong with my macbook??
     
  2. mrJnC macrumors regular

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    Nothing wrong, that's a typical result. Flash is a CPU hog. That's why it's not appropriate for cell phones either.
     
  3. leftfoot macrumors regular

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    Mine does it too, the temps jump to about 150*f whenever I use anything that has to do with Flash.
     
  4. eXan macrumors 601

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    Its normal. This is the way Flash works in Mac OS X :rolleyes: (taking 100% CPU, thus requiring the fan(s) to rotate faster)
     
  5. jc0518 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So do I have to worry about the fan or the temps if Im watching a 30 min video? by the way I have a 2.0 macbook pre SR 2gb ram
     
  6. eXan macrumors 601

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    What do you mean?
     
  7. retro83 macrumors member

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    Same on Linux too. The odd thing on OSX though, is that lowering the quality doesn't seem to lower the CPU usage despite making the video look ugly.
     
  8. jc0518 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. eXan macrumors 601

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    Haha, of course not. Why would it? :confused:

    The standard operating temp.
     
  10. mikelong622 macrumors 6502

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    My C2D 2.0 Black Macbook does the same thing. Also if I'm doing anything with Coverflow or iPhoto...the fans are LOUD!
     

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