Macbook Pro fans spinning while watching youtube videos

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macuser1232, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. macuser1232 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2012
    Hi, I've noticed lately that whenever I start watching a youtube video on my early 2011 Macbook Pro 13inch i5 with 8gb of ram it starts the fans going. I only have Google Chrome, Skype, and Mail running. It usually never does this but recently it has starting doing it. It stops if I exit out of the youtube video tab or if I pause the video. Btw, I'm running OS X Mountain Lion.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It's perfectly normal. Flash is notorious for consuming system resources, raising temps and decreasing battery life. For Flash-related issues:
    • Find your Flash version and make sure it's the latest version available. Never install or update Flash from a pop-up on a website. Always go to Adobe's site to get Flash or updates.
    • Install ClickToFlash (Safari), Flashblock (Firefox) or FlashBlock (Chrome) to control which Flash content plays on websites.
    • Try using the YouTube HTML5 Video Player to watch YouTube videos, when available. (May impact fullscreen viewing. See link for details.) Some have reported better performance with HTML5, while some have reported worse. Try it and find out what works best for you.

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