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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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