Slideshow Wallpaper Heating MacBook

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by w00t951, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000

    w00t951

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    I've got a 2013 Retina 15" w/NVIDIA GPU, and allowing the wallpaper to activate heats the computer up and causes the fans to spin up.

    Is this a known bug? Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Good to know that I'm not the only one experiencing this problem.

    The best thing I can do now is just to set a different wallpaper on each desktop.
     
  3. w00t951 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm pretty sure it's a combination of the wallpaper resolutions (15MP) and OS X needlessly kicking in the dedicated GPU.

    Since I never use a screensaver on battery I don't mind this bug that much. Hopefully it's fixed in Yosemite though.
     

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