MBP Temperature and Fans

macuser1232

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Hey I just was wondering if it is normal for my macbook pro's temperature to be 184 degrees Fahrenheit and my fans running at 4422rpm. I currently have 10 tabs open in google chrome, my email app on the dock, and a python IDLE shell open. I also just recently got my fans replaced because my old ones were making a weird noise so the fans should be running very well. My macbook pro is also being charged and sitting on the table flat too. I have a 2011 macbook pro 13 inch i5 processor with 8gb of ram.
 
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bozz2006

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Check activity monitor. If you noticed that the processor is using up a lot of power, the means can make your computer hot. I know chrome doesn't play well with my MacBook Pro. A lot of times flash will eat up a whole lot of processor. I'll cost attempts to be high. and chrome forces my computer to use the high-end graphics too. Also makes your computer hotter
 
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macuser1232

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Check activity monitor. If you noticed that the processor is using up a lot of power, the means can make your computer hot. I know chrome doesn't play well with my MacBook Pro. A lot of times flash will eat up a whole lot of processor. I'll cost attempts to be high. and chrome forces my computer to use the high-end graphics too. Also makes your computer hotter
Yeah that is exactly whats happening. so should i go to my backup browser, Firefox? and Yes i already checked activity monitor and that's whats happening.
 
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bozz2006

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Yeah that is exactly whats happening. so should i go to my backup browser, Firefox? and Yes i already checked activity monitor and that's whats happening.
I don't use Firefox, so I can't speak to that. I use safari. And I install the adblock and click2flash extensions to block out battery-sapping background flash.
 
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GGJstudios

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Yeah that is exactly whats happening. so should i go to my backup browser, Firefox? and Yes i already checked activity monitor and that's whats happening.
For Flash-related issues:
  • Find your Flash version and make sure it's the latest version available. Never install or update Flash from a pop-up on a website. Always go to Adobe's site to get Flash or updates.
  • Install ClickToFlash (Safari), Flashblock (Firefox) or FlashBlock (Chrome) to control which Flash content plays on websites.
  • Try using the YouTube HTML5 Video Player to watch YouTube videos, when available. (May impact fullscreen viewing. See link for details.) As far as performance impact, YMMV.
 
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Southernboyj

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Hey I just was wondering if it is normal for my macbook pro's temperature to be 184 degrees Fahrenheit and my fans running at 4422rpm. I currently have 10 tabs open in google chrome, my email app on the dock, and a python IDLE shell open. I also just recently got my fans replaced because my old ones were making a weird noise so the fans should be running very well. My macbook pro is also being charged and sitting on the table flat too. I have a 2011 macbook pro 13 inch i5 processor with 8gb of ram.
My MBP fan generally runs at about 2,000 rpm unless I open a game.
 
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