Overheating while streaming movies

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by pasells, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. pasells macrumors newbie

    pasells

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    Wow. My MBr m5 gets very hot when streaming either Amazon or Netflix movies. Anyone else have this issue? I have absolutely nothing else running in the background at the time...no other windows or programs running.

    On my lap, I noticed it and then touched under the keyboard, back right of the screen, and it was screaming hot. Is this normal?
     
  2. pasells thread starter macrumors newbie

    pasells

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    Just wondering if I am the only one experiencing any of this?
     
  3. mk313 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have netflix & Amazon wants me to install silverlight before I can stream any movies, but I did try watching a TV Show on Hulu & no issues at all. The bottom of the laptop got warm, but nothing I would consider 'hot'
     
  4. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    My late-2013 rMBP got quite hot when streaming Netflix, so hot I had to move it off my lap. So we put a TV in our room and watch movies on it, instead. :p
     
  5. Koobs macrumors 6502

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    My 2015 MB doesn't get hot while streaming movies/shows.
     
  6. macintoshmac macrumors 68030

    macintoshmac

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    This might be specific to Amazon/ Netflix streaming, depending on the codecs used. Try running any other video or maybe different video formats for extended periods, to isolate problem with the hardware or the codecs.
     
  7. rrm998 macrumors regular

    rrm998

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    Amazon is still using Silverlight and that makes my m7 rMB very hot. It's not just streaming. The configure app for my TV remote control also uses Sliverlight and the Mac gets just as hot.

    It's not a rMB thing. When I had a i7 15" rMPB the fans ran full out when using Sliverlight.
     
  8. NT1440 macrumors G4

    NT1440

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    Have you upgraded to the newest version of Silverlight?
     
  9. rrm998 macrumors regular

    rrm998

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    Yes. Still too hot to touch
     
  10. iamnotme macrumors regular

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    That's interesting. My 2015 1.1GHz runs cool while watching netflix in Safari. Yes chrome turns it into an oven but I assume that's because of flash.
     
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