MBPR going laggy and very hot. even hotter than my neighbor's wife!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by r4jin, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. r4jin macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
    Hello everyone.
    I here am to present my amazing 15" Macbook pro with retina display super duper $2500worth purchased 3days ago going laggy and hotty.

    I used to have MacBook Air and thought bigger screen is always better so I purchased RMBP.
    Amazing design and hardware so I was in the middle of being impressed, suddenly it got very hot like I turned on my old porn in external harddrive.

    I was like "Ok, be calm. Better hardware always brings temperature issue".

    But I just can't stand it.

    When I was installing GCC using macports, the CPU temp picked 98 Celsius and also when installing other programs the CPU goes around 90 Celsius.

    Now I'm writing this post with 6 other Chrome tabs running but no other apps. I even turned of my sticky notes. The CPU Temp now is 55.

    And there's another thing that I'm very anxious about. The mac is very laggy when browsing web especially scrolling. My $700 worth netbook doesn't even get this laggy. I'm very disappointed now. Can't eat. Can't laugh. Can't look at my neighbour's wife cuz my mac is being stupid...

    Please tell me there's something I can do about it people..

    I recorded the scrolling issue and the temperature.

  2. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    look quite responsive to me.
    but the UI rendering is quite choppy. can you shut it down and turn it back on and see if it get smoother again. not a restart, shut down and turn back on with the power switch. perhaps some application is buggy and spikes the cpu process while its trying to render the desktop.
    was it this way when you first use it? like fresh out of the box?
  3. r4jin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
    I just turned it off and on again. Still running laggy but I found very 'some' web pages aren't running slow but most of them are slow.. and yes. it was this way when it was fresh out of the box. when it got too hot I though it was doing some 'indexing' work as I read from other forum but it's been 3days using it and I restarted system many times.
    Also I'm wondering if it's normal that CPU gets to 50~55C with only chrome running with single tab.... :(
  4. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    so you got temps up to 55 when using chrome? well how about safari? did safari scroll smooth?
    can you open a pdf file using preview and expand the viewing to full screen and scroll that and see if it still render choppy. do this after chrome has quitted or force quit it.
    if preview render the pdf smooth then try to isolate it to something that could spike the cpu in the background.
  5. iPersian macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    please post a picture of your neighbors wife so we can investigate the problem
  6. r4jin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
    OMG, safari is so so fast without any lag.
    And preview runs smooth until I start chrome again.
    Also mission control and launchpad have never been running this fast 'without chrome running in background'.
    I got temps up to 50 now.
    Should I throw all my doubt about that my mac is faulty now?
    But I'm still wondering about the installation got mac up to 97...


    I got punched by the neighbour while trying to take a photo of his wife.:mad:
  7. golf1410 macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2012
    San Francisco, CA
    Prefer front or back?
  8. iPersian macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    front im more french than latino.
  9. spork183 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2006
    Please tell me she is not hot AND laggy. Maybe you meant "hot and leggy". :D
  10. sectime macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2007
    There are threads on other boards about the last update of Chrome has lag,scrolling and memory problems. Have you watched in Activity Monitor the CPU use? On my MacPro I leave the small CPU graph open. I have noticed java extensions causing what you described. Kill the process and temps come down, CPU graph goes to zero.
  11. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    java virtual machine can be a resource hogger, and so are other virtual machine like parallels or vmware fusion, etc...

    glad you found a solution
  12. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    Not gonna lie, I only clicked on this thread to see the hot wife.
  13. Geckotek macrumors G3


    Jul 22, 2008
    Related? http://appleinsider.com/articles/12...ome_bug_responsible_for_crashing_macbook_airs

    Did you get the pic? :D
  14. zjazz macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2011
    No NO not a picture, a video of your neighbor's wife man! :):):) then will see if you RMBP is ok or not ;)

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