MacBook pro Retina overheating

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Anton626, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Anton626 macrumors member

    Mar 2, 2014
    Hi guys, i was making a video with final cut pro x. The app pixelmator was opened. The keyboard was getting hot and (for the first time) i've heard the noise of fan. It was very hot. I suddenly closed FCP, and after 10-15 seconds it was back to normal. I wanted to know if this was normal or not, and if it's safe to continue working. Thanks.

    MacBook Pro retina 15-inch, 2 GHZ i7, 8 GB RAM, os x mavericks.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Yeah its normal.

    What's the temperature? If you don't know get an app like iStat Menus that provides temperature information.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Since you probably used some highly compressive video footage and FCP X had to render some stuff in the background due to that, the Mac got warm due to high CPU usage, and since heat needs to be dissipated, the fans spun faster.
    Completely normal behaviour.

    Those Macs in their heat - a sine of over-heating? - a short story by Mister GGJstudios

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