New MacBook Pro 13: iTunes 10.3 Visualizer Bug?

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  1. Azadre macrumors 6502

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    I am using the new i5 13" MBP, and when I turn on the visualizer in iTunes the fan comes on after about about 20 seconds and the computer sounds like it is going to take off. Can anyone else reproduce this in 10.2 or 10.3?
     
  2. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    confirmed. I have the same experience when turning on the visualizer on my 13" MBP. Temp is currently 90C with the fans running at a full 6200 RPM. Damn son. I'm assuming it's just because it requires some processor power, and the i5 can get extremely hot inside this tiny a$$ body apple sticks it in. I would assume the i7's are even worse
     
  3. Blondie :) macrumors 6502a

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    Also, when I run other visualizers (such as G-Force) the temperature stays around 72C
     
  4. mac00l macrumors 6502

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    The same goes with me, i5 also.

    Running in clamshell mode, with a 1920x1080 display. If I run it in half the screen then there is no problem, but if I run the visualizer in full screen, then 6,200rpm + 90 degrees

    EDIT: The processor is only at 12-20%, so I believe it has more to do with the integrated HD3000
     
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    It might be because of the type of visualizer it is. Personally, I've noticed a difference between how "shiny" the iTunes visualizer is compared to all others (even G-Force) and iTunes takes the cake for aesthetics alone. Sure, it might not have the most algorithms or anything, but they look good. I'm wondering if that causes the integrated GPU to start doing work, which casues the CPU to heat up due to the fact that 13" MBP's have integrated graphics.
     
  7. Azadre thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So is this an inherent problem with integrated graphics cards?
     
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    Or could this be an inherent flaw with the MBP?
     

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