rMB 2017 gets hot. Slows down. Not much running.

FilmIndustryGuy

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rMB 2017 gets hot. Slows down. Not much running. running application window pops up asking to shut down safari. After safari ***** down, macbook cools down. any input on this? Also somethings I get this window pop up. is 8gb ram really that bad or is this some os issue? then this happens ill have 3 writing apps running and safari with maybe 3-4 tabs
 

KPOM

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How many tabs do you have open? What are you running? Are you getting the warning notification from macOS that the system is running hot? Is it suggesting that you close an application? I saw the message when I was running Carbon Copy Cloner to back up my drive, and also had Parallels Desktop running. After I closed Parallels Desktop the CPU cooled off quite a bit.
 

neo_cs193p

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May 17, 2016
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How long did you have the Macbook? First few days it will index stuff and use a lot of power.
 

Koudspeel

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No issues here. Sporting an i7 with 16GB RAM though. I use it as my daily driver and run the following applications: Parralels Desktop with Win10. Citrix Receiver, Safari 8 - 16 tabs, iTunes, WhatsApp, Steam and most of the time a game is running in the background as well. No slowdowns or warnings at all. The bottom doesn't get hot either. Just warm.
 
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Scorcher

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How long did you have the Macbook? First few days it will index stuff and use a lot of power.
I second this question. In the first couple of days my MacBook was also a bit slow, showing the beach ball a number of time, and slow down. but now after everything synced up it fast and I don't see any problem with it.
 

madat42

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It depends on what you are running. When I had my 2017 i5 MB, it stayed cool while doing web/email/youtube -- like less than 45 degrees C. That's pretty neat for a system with no fan. But throwing something CPU intensive at it and the temp will hike up. I tried playing Pillars of Eternity which is known for pushing temps on laptops and it constantly reached 80+ degrees C. Had to use Turbo Boost Switcher to disable turbo and just use the base speed. Surprisingly it kept temps at less than 60 degrees, more surprisingly I was able to play the game (at least the first several hours) with 28-35 fps. But I still felt and worried about the heat.
 

EugW

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rMB 2017 gets hot. Slows down. Not much running. running application window pops up asking to shut down safari. After safari ***** down, macbook cools down. any input on this? Also somethings I get this window pop up. is 8gb ram really that bad or is this some os issue? then this happens ill have 3 writing apps running and safari with maybe 3-4 tabs
Which machine?
How long have you had the machine?
Do you have any background services?
Three writing apps, but which ones?
Do you have huge novels loaded or 2-page intros?
What do you have running in the Safari tabs, and do they have a lot of ads? Do have Flash running?
 

Scorcher

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So, Scorcher, does it run cool or warm -- or, is the 2017 MacBook a "scorcher"?!
Its cold. The first couple of days when the machine was syncing up it git a little warm. now Its very cool. occasionally if I really tax the computer it gets a little warm but it never gets warmer than body heat. On regular use (a few tabs open on chrome and Safari, word, one note, vlc and utorrent open its ice cold)
 
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Buerkletucson

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Interesting how someone comes on the forum and posts a question/issue but then never follows up to answer particulars about the issue??
1-month later and no response? :rolleyes:
 
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fokmik

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Interesting how someone comes on the forum and posts a question/issue but then never follows up to answer particulars about the issue??
1-month later and no response? :rolleyes:
probably he came to the conclusion that he made a mistake
 

EmlynDewar

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Possibly they returned it and got something else?
If I bought a machine and it was ridiculously hot for the first few days, I'd be pretty miffed. That's not the mistake of the operator, it's the mistake of the seller.
Unless they explicitly state the macbook should be left on for 2 days to settle down, then it shouldn't be necessary,
 

Buerkletucson

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Regardless of why, common forum etiquette would be to respond and give an update......
Not waste others time trying to help when help is not needed.

It would also help others that may have a similar issue....
 

Saturn007

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Well, sometimes, and I've been there, I've scoured the Internet, posted a question, and later have no recollection of where I posted it! I generally have website email notifications turned off, too, to spare a flooded in-box.

Plus, real life intrudes, work, family, personal, and what once loomed as a pressing big issue has receded into the background.

So, while I agree, it wold helpful and polite to hear a response, even just a thank you from an original poster, it's not unusual or is understandable that a lack of follow-up happens sometimes!

The rest of us take over the thread in any case, and we learn a lot, anyway!