- Aug 5, 2020
I am finding when I use my MacBook on Zoom it is getting crazy hot. Using an external webcam but no other programs. Any ideas on how to keep things cooler?
Zoom is very resource intensive. Any computer doing a Zoom call gets hot, unfortunately. This is true for most conferencing apps.I am finding when I use my MacBook on Zoom it is getting crazy hot. Using an external webcam but no other programs. Any ideas on how to keep things cooler?
Adding to this, you could try using a fan controller app.It might not help a ton, but you could also put the laptop on a stand to increase air circulation, and/or point a small desk fan towards it to help with the same.
Thanks all. I have been placing a gell based ice pack under the laptop when on a call and this is working. Not ideal though, so really looking forward a 12" ARM replacement.
You obviously had the special Unicorn edition because over at the MBA forum a quick browse will find loads of posts complaining about heat when using Zoom.I just upgraded from a MacBook Air (Mid-2013) to a new MacBook Pro and am also running into the overheating issue on Zoom. I have to disagree with earlier comments though as my MacBook Air did not get hot at all while on Zoom... and that's a much older and weaker processor.