New MacBook Pro getting hot using Silverlight

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iTom17, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. iTom17 macrumors 6502a

    iTom17

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    Hello everyone,

    It's been just a few days ago when I bought my first Mac and so far I love it! But there's something I'm a little concerned about. There's this website of UPC (Dutch cable service) and it requires you to use Silverlight for watching videos. Not such a problem, as I used it on my Windows notebook as well. And I knew it is quite a CPU, memory and battery hog (so is Flash). However, I've got this feeling it seems worse on the Mac than it did on my Windows notebook.

    I'm worried that my Mac is taking too much heat that it could eventually damage parts of the system. Or am I overreacting here? I mean, I learned that the Mac handles this kind of stuff pretty well compared to Windows PCs, but I do not wanna end up with a burned Mac, especially after just a few weeks or so. Hope you understand my concern and can give me an answer I can use. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

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    If it gets too hot it will turn on the fan to cool it down. If it still gets too hot it will throttle down the CPU to protect it. You can't damage it in normal use.

    Apple's thermal profile emphasises quiet running over cooling (while still remaining safe), but if you prefer to run cooler during these sorts of heavier loads you can install an app like iStat menus or SMC fan control to force the fan to run at a higher speed if you like, it will just be noisier.
     
  3. iTom17 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iTom17

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    Thanks for your answer, I will take a look at those apps.

    Good to know as well that I don't have to worry about the CPU getting damaged by the heat. Really happy to hear about that.
     

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