MBP and flash video = heat?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by g33, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. g33 macrumors 6502

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    What is it with macs and flash movies?

    I have an i7 16" and am watching a flash video (iPlayer for UK ppl) and within 5 minutes the temp of my MBp went from 50C to 83C....and its still climbing! :confused:
     
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  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Flash uses a lot of CPU cycles, especially the bigger the Flash object or the higher the resolution of the video embedded into Flash.
    As the CPU draws more power during higher use, the CPU gets hotter.

    Take a look at Activity Monitor to see how much CPU is used during FLash usage to get a better understanding.
     
  4. g33 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. AdamRock macrumors 6502a

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    apple hates flash, and they'll always hate flash.

    aslong as it dosent heat up too much then its all good :)
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I've never had a problem watching Flash video on my Mac.
     
  7. pyroo macrumors member

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    Upgrade flash player

    Go to this link and check to see what version of flash player you have. The newest version is 10.1, the flash player that is installed on macs I believe is at 10.0.

    http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html

    After updating flash player, it does lower the CPU usage and heat a bit, but not a lot though so don't expect much!
     

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