MBA EXTREMELY hot during FTP transfer

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by matthewHUB, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. matthewHUB macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    Hi all,

    I've been updating my website, and my MBA is unbelievably hot during the FTP transfer. Up to 72 degrees and fan on at 6200rpm. too hot to touch underneath.

    I have the 1.8/SSD. HOw come it's getting so hot? it can't be that CPU intensive... and clearly reading from the hard drive shouldn't have any heat at all.

  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    I'd run Activity Monitor (or one of the iStat widgets) and make absolutely sure that nothing's pegging the CPU.
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Oh - but it is for some reason. Sustained I/O cranks up the fans to way more noise than any Windows ultraportable I've owned, although the externals don't seem to get as crazy hot as MBP's used to.
  4. matthewHUB thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 29, 2005
    hmm thats weird. it was almost too hot to touch. i called apple and they suggested taking it in to the store. reckon i have a defective MBA?

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