Watching a movie and it got HOT

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Nychot, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    Mbp 13" i5 early 2011. First time watched a movie on crackle and the bottom got very hot. Otherwise word processing surfing etc it never gets hot. Nirmal? Abnormal?
     
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  3. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Download smcfancontrol to manually change the fan speeds.
     
  4. Nychot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Figured. I quit the movie on the mbp and watched the rest in my ipad. No heat.:D
     
  5. ixodes macrumors 601

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    I would like to have just one computer for everything. My MBP is such a great laptop except it can't play flash without getting hot.

    So I went out and bought a 17" Toshiba for movies & gaming. It's a really good solution. Plays for hours staying quiet & cool. Games no problem :)
     
  6. arcite macrumors 6502a

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    In all honesty, if one wants to watch movies, they can easily find alternatives to Flash.
     
  7. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    I can't enjoy a movie on a laptop screen, and find it difficult there's people who can, flash or not flash. :confused:
     
  8. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Totally unnecessary.
     
  9. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    What about people who watched movies on their 5th gen nanos :eek:
     
  10. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Not really, user asked about hot temps. Dissipate the excess heat with that program.
     
  11. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    If the system is getting too hot the fans will automatically speed up. Totally. Unnecessary.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's quite normal, as processes like gaming, Flash on websites and other multimedia activities place high demands on system resources, generating more heat. For Flash-related issues:

    SMCfancontrol does not "dissipate excess heat". It simply enables the user to raise the minimum fan speed, which won't help in the OP's situation, as the fans will automatically spin faster as heat increases, without SMC installed. That app will not resolve the OP's issue.
     
  13. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    But, he can increase the speeds before doing something that will cause heat. This way, the laptop won't heat up as high as it currently is. I have done the same.
     

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