MBP Late 2011 - fans running even though "mild usage"

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shredder-, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Shredder- macrumors regular

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    Two months or so ago, the warning triangle appeared on the battery icon, telling me to "Service Battery" (According to iStat, my battery health is at 79%) and Ive been told to replace if it ever dips below 80. However, its only two years old, should I really have to replace the battery that early? This might be the cause for the fans being noisy, but still.. if not

    Whenever I stream a show, for instance through Netflix, my fans go nuts. Even though I only have that window open, no other app eating ram. Why is the fans experienced such high usage? When I quit the streaming, the fans quiet down after 5-10 minutes.

    No, I dont have Applecare.

    Help is much appreciated
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Both Microsoft Silverlight (Netflix) and Adobe Flash are resource hungry and will get those fans running.

    I had a service battery too on my 3+ year old MBP; unless the battery is swelling I'd wait a wee bit longer before getting it replaced at an Apple store.
     
  3. Shredder- thread starter macrumors regular

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    it has gotten very, very sensitive lately. even just starting skype gets it going
     

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