MBA 13 heat issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jashou, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. jashou, Aug 1, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011

    jashou macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    I have MBA 13 base model with i5 + 128gb ssd

    My MBA gets extremely hot and the fan noise gets very loud while watching

    netflix + reading some pdf files or even when I'm watching youtube video or

    doing lots of basic (ex. safari, iphoto, etc all together) stuff

    my cpu A gets to 92C or F or whatever (its from the widget) while watching netflix and fan hits 6500 rpm

    is it normal? shall i get an exchange?

    I mean literally it feels very hot especially in the black part under the macbook air logo in the screen

    what do you guys suggest?
  2. cityathrt macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2010
    It gets really hot in the black area because all the hot air is getting vented there, right?
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Yes, that's where the vent is.
  4. WiBu macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2010
    Netflix is probably the issue. It plays video through Silverlight which isn't hardware accelerated at the moment, though supposedly version 5 will be.
  5. jashou thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    thx guys

    I'm glad its not an issue since i was lazy to return/exchange it

    but in the same time i'm not glad its not an issue since it gets heated every time I use bunch of apps together and fan noise gets loud (scared to use in library)

    well i guess thats what I have to sacrifice for having an ultraportable laptop

    still its an amazing laptop i love it
  6. bigp9998 macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2007
    I have the same issue with Netflix. I can deal with the heat + fan noise, but the question is: Is it dangerous to for the fans to be going for an entire full-length movie? I don't want to stop every 15 minutes.

    Hopefully they will release a patch for Silverlight or something soon so that the fans are not so loud. I didn't think watching video was considered an "intensive" task anymore.

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