Macbook heats up when webcamming

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

  1. Stevofresh macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2013
    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

    May 30, 2011
    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 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    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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