Macbook heats up when webcamming

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Stevofresh, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. Stevofresh macrumors newbie

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    I am just wondering if this is normal. I have a Early 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch with retina. It heats up when I webcam. Thanks
     
  2. coldwaves macrumors regular

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    My Macbook Pro will be hotter if I am using the webcam. When I had Mountain Lion, the fan will speed up quite a bit when I Skype. Since I upgrade to Mavericks, the fan seems not to speed up as much as in Mountain Lion but the computer definitely heat up. Unless you are talking about a very high temperature, heating up when you use webcam seems to be normal.
     
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, because the video encoder needs to kick in to pack the moving pictures into form suitable for over-the-wire transmission and reduce required bandwidth.
     

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