MBP 13inch overheat?!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by onime, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. onime macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2009
    My mbp overheat when i video chat (ichat) or viewing flash content on internet..the processor usage is pretty high (50-60%) while doing one of them..what should i do??is the integrated vid card malfunction or what?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If it was "overheated" it would shut off. It's fairly common for the processor to ramp up for things like you describe.
  3. onime thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2009
    oh sorry i think i used the wrong term but still my gf's macbook idle processor level (istat) was only 80% while video chattin with me ie only 20% are used..n hers is a white macbook :confused:
  4. belleair macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2009
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Your processor usage seems normal. What temps do you reach?

    It's not overheating, else it would shut down.

    And the reason it gets hot during flash stuff(like youtube) is that Adobe has been quite lazy at programming the port of Flash for OS X, poor programming leads to poor performance, so the processor has to kick it up a notch to make up for it and play things smoothly.
  6. stylinexpat macrumors 65816


    Mar 6, 2009
    Try watching a youtube video or some Hulu.
  7. onime thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2009

    you're probably right but what abt video chatting using iChat(the processor usage was 50-60%)?
  8. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    iChat needs to decode the video and audio, so CPU will be high.

    Besides, my system is at 100% cpu all the time.
  9. belleair macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2009
    ohh..i thought theres something wrong with the processor or hardware, now i understand. is there any other better program tht has the same purpose as adobe that u guys recommend?
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Its not overheating or it would shut down :D Its quite common for laptops to get hot doing those sort of tasks.:D
  11. onime thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2009
    i understand but why does my gf's macbook has lower processor usage eventhough my processor is slightly better than hers (2.53GHz vs 2.26GHz)
  12. sos85 macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2009
    nw2 7jp Londo
    Maybe you should add another RAM memory . As your mBP cant avoide the flash video view. Or maybe you MBP have some virus cause your CPU work in 50% or high. Just stop some unusal program taskmgr.

    Or you can look some useful tips about "over-heat" in http://www.laptops-battery.co.uk/blog/?s=heat
  13. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    Adobe Flashplayer 10.1 beta lowered CPU usage on all the computers I've tried it on.
  14. belleair macrumors newbie

    Dec 26, 2009
    thank u so so much guys :)
    really appreciate your advices!
  15. gothamm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    Its not over heating, its just flash.

    pretty soon the whole world will move to html 5. Not a big deal

    -Steve Jobs
  16. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030


    Jun 15, 2005
    Pretty soon or by time you're ready to buy a new computer?
  17. enberg macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2010
    And because Mac OS X does not provide an API for hardware accelerated video.

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