MBA Rev B heating up with only Safari open?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bossxii, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. bossxii macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    Kansas City
    Just sat down tonight to look for some stuff online and while i have Safari Beta 4 running, only 4 tabs open, NO video, no flash anything running... SMC control is showing 80 to 83C and the fan max's out to 6200rpm?

    Any idea's, this happens when I run full video's say Hulu, Netflix but has never been this warm/hot simply browsing forums. Any idea's?

  2. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    Reboot. If it persists look at the open processes. Sounds like something is running in the background.
  3. Prometheus2000 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2008
    Something is still alive

    I have the same issue with my Rev. A. MBA sometimes. For example if I have watched a video on youtube, then close the safari window so its still running in the background (all windows closed, just that dot in the dock still on it) and after a while Safari would heat up the MBA and shows high CPU usage, even when nothing runs, no Flash etc. Just close safari properly with cmd+q and is gone. At least in my case.

    Looks to me that somehow the flash plugin still runs in the background and eats performance even when its browser windows was closed. I hope Adobe gets its act together and does somethhing about Flash on the Mac.

    I mean, I can watch an avi video streaming from my NAS without significant warming up, but come on, some blurry video from youtube bogs down the machine?

    Madness :)
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    God knows. For me sometimes it was Office, sometimes Mobileme syncing, etc. Either way look at the running apps, it should be pretty obvious.
  5. AIRniloc macrumors regular


    Dec 12, 2008
    try resetting your PRAM, if that doesn't work..

    go delete any safari prefs you have in home/library/preferences ;)
  6. Maui19 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    My Rev A has been running much hotter since upgrading to Safari 4.
  7. WiseMax macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009

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