Rev A now running hot to touch, 88C/max fan

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by xerenthar, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. xerenthar macrumors 6502

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    today, my temps just spiked. typically with just safari/word/excel, it'd be in the 50s. today, it hasn't gone below 70 with just those apps - and has been up to 90. the bottom is extremely hot, the top is hot to the touch in the top left corner and in between keys on the left side of the keyboard.

    what the hell happened? i can't take it to applecare yet, i use it in class every day..
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor.

    Do you see any application there that uses the CPU more than it should? Don't forget to select "Show All Processes".
     
  3. xerenthar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    why is Quick Look Helper using 148.5% of my CPU?
     
  4. igetit macrumors member

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    I will just "Force Quit" it. Every once in a while I get Excel or Word to do the same thing, like using more than 150% of CPU resources. Generally in my system it happens when I quite the application and it seems like it did quit (not showing up on the screen anymore) but it is actually hanging somewhere in "limbo" still taking resources.
     
  5. xerenthar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    back down to 54 and still running loud as hell. thanks guys :)
     

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