MBA and processor cooling

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 2IS, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. 2IS macrumors 68030

    Jan 9, 2011
    I'm curious, does the MBA have adequate enough cooling to keep the CPU from throttling down it's speed in full load situations? I got curious when I started to play around with iMovie and noticed when I first started the encoding process the timer showed 16 minutes. A couple minutes later the fan cranked up to full speed (or what I assume is full speed) and not long after that the timer started to INCREASE instead of decrease.

    I don't have a lot of experience with iMovie since this is my first Mac and maybe this is a known issue with the inaccurate timer. Being around PC's so long though I do have a fair amount of knowledge on how Intel CPU's work and the increasing encode time to me seemed like a byproduct of the CPU throttling down.

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