Question for macbook users

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jc0481, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. jc0481 macrumors regular

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    I have a macbook and whenever I go to youtube.com to see videos my fans start off slowly and get louder and run full blast when I have multiple tabs opened on youtube.com and when I watch only one or two. When I close the tabs and go to a site that does not have flash video on it it goes back to its quiet self. I am just wondering if this is normal?? Because I know flash consumes a lot of the cpu. I hope this is normal. I asked an Apple Genius the other day and he did not know. Hope you guys know. Thank you

    JC
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    Yea, video usually kicks up my fans whether it's online video or just using Quicktime. I usually have a number of applications open too so that is probably part of it as well.
     
  3. MacAodh macrumors regular

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    my macbook has similar problems... it gets very hot and the fans go ten to the dozen... Biggest problem is when I'm just watching a dvd or something, can't use the internal speakers at all... just too loud
     
  4. tuftywhite macrumors member

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    Same for me.
     
  5. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    It is normal. Hell, when I used to visit break.com last year their flash player implementation was so horrible that it consumed 100% of the CPU of my old iBook. Luckily they have fixed it.
     
  6. d_saum macrumors 6502

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    same same
     
  7. capoeirista macrumors 6502

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    +1 here too. Just got to live with it I suppose.
     
  8. lost eden macrumors 6502a

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    If you're watching the videos full-screen then yes it is only expected for the fan to speed up - upscaling video on-the-fly is extremely processor intensive, especially if it's handling any smoothing/resampling in the process.
     

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