Macbook Pro fan is loud while using Handbrake

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RH5, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. RH5, Jul 16, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2012

    RH5 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2012
    Is it normal that every time I'm converting videos on Handbrake the fan starts to get a lot louder? should i be worried. I only notice that it gets this loud while I'm using handbrake

    Edit: I have the mid 2012 non retina 13" 2.9 gHz model.
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Encoding is a highly intensive task, so yes I'd say that's normal.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's quite normal. Resource-intensive processes will drive up temps and fans spin up to keep temps in a safe operating range.
  4. pizzafootbal macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2010
    Just make sure it's well ventilated, and your fans are just doing their jobs!
  5. jcpb macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2012
    It's normal.

    When I do Handbrake encodes on my MBPR, all 4 cores/8 threads are used, and that drives CPU temps - and fan speeds - way up.
  6. SDAVE macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2007
    Handbrake and similar apps can utilize 100% of the CPU, so it's normal.
  7. RH5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2012
    thanks for the replies everyone. I was starting to think that there was something wrong with my macbook xD
  8. arliu macrumors regular

    May 1, 2011
    So its normal for the fans to get loud on a macbook pro retina as well right? When using handbrake that is
  9. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000


    Jul 29, 2012
    Yes, the MBPr it's after all just a laptop. A machine.
  10. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    If the fans didn't ramp up, your computer would quickly shut down to prevent overheating of the processor. So yes, it is normal for the fans to get loud when you use all available computing power.
  11. flipnap macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2012
    handbrake jams the processor to full speed. your fans keep the laptop from burning a hole to china

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