Overheating Problem-Watching Youtube-Flash or Safari 4 Problem?-is this a fix?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by suzuki343, May 21, 2010.

  1. suzuki343 macrumors newbie

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    :confused: OSX10.5.8 MacBook/MacBook Air/MacBook Pro/G4 PowerBook

    All laptops running HOT!

    Is Safari 4 the culprit? Or is it Flash?

    Download MiniUsage and smc Fan Control to monitor the CPU usage/Temperature/Fan RPM differences.

    Play a youtube video on safari, and from the Safari menu bar, drop down any menu from the bar (File/Edit/View/History/Bookmarks/Window/Help) and leave it dropped.
    Watch the CPU usage go from 50%-60% down to half, 25%!
    The heat and fan revs go down, too.
    :)
    Quiet and cool... a bliss..
    :D
    No more persistent sudden/random thermal shutdowns.

    So, is it Flash or Safari?

    For those that tried this method out.
    Post what you experience and think.

    P.S. I was blocked from posting in the Official Apple Forum site.
    My postings were also deleted.
    So much for... customer feedback or trying to help others.
     
  2. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    I think this is normal. it isn't over heating, just heating up a little as it plays the video. if it overheats OS X will shutdown the computer before any damage is done but this wouldn't happen unless you had some kind of fault.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Flash will cause a rise in CPU usage and temps may rise, but not necessarily to a harmful level. SMC fan control may be helpful to some, but it's not absolutely necessary. I've never used it and my MBP manages the fans and temps quite well without it. It's not a problem. It's simply the way it works.
     
  4. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Apple is the company. Mac makes tools and trucks and cosmetics, though not the same company...I hope.

    Safari has nothing to do with it, it's Flash. Adobe is so negligent when it comes to support for OS X.

    Just download the 10.1 Release Client. Google, my friend.
     
  5. suzuki343 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did all that, didn't work.
    Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooogle MacBook overheating.
     
  6. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    Did somebody forget to fully uninstall Flash BEFORE installing the RC?

    Must be something a few errant users are doing. After installing the RC on mine, the CPU usage is less than half of what it was with 10.0.
     
  7. suzuki343 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Did that too, didn't work.

    Watching Youtube with sudden shutdowns isn't normal.

    You're one of the lucky ones.
     
  8. lizard77 macrumors newbie

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    Yes Suzuki. I am afraid to say that something with your MBP is not ok. I am watching youtube (flash) for hours. My MBP gets a bit warmer but is far from hot or even shutting down even without SMC. So I would bring it in to Apple
     
  9. suzuki343 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All four of them?
     
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    All of the computer's that contain the fault, yes.
     
  11. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    With my MacBook Pro 13" sitting on my desk and using the Release Client of Flash as well as the Gala preview, I can watch the highest quality Youtube videos without the fans ever increasing at all.
     
  12. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Are you using the HTML5 Beta?
     
  13. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    No, due to the errors and limitations I am through with HTML5 until it's fixed.
     
  14. suzuki343 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Found two fixes!

    1.HTML5 on YouTube Test Tube works. Thanks a million.:)

    2.Carry around a freezer/icebox and stock it full of icepacks to put underneath the portable desktop device/fold-up desktop computer when you use it.
    It's the seem to be the new trend nowadays.:D

    Google- MacBook icepack
     
  15. Bill Poulos macrumors newbie

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    Over Heating? Must be Global Warming! :)

    Over Heating? Must be Global Warming! :)

    The only solution is for Barack Obama to spend more money!!!
     
  16. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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  17. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Flash is probably the culprit. Install the adobe flash "Gala" beta, it has hardware acceleration on certains macs for flash.
     
  18. robj macrumors regular

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    Flash in UNIX environments simply sucks :(

    Is the same in Linux, when you are using the browser plugin the CPU usage is ridiculously high.
     
  19. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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