What does temp does your cpu run while using netflix?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by lilsoccakid74, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. lilsoccakid74 macrumors 6502

    Apr 13, 2010
    I can't stand that Netflix uses microsoft silverlight, as it makes my 2011 2.5 mini run at 90*+ immediately. With chrome and itunes running im idling in the 60's. I don't believe this is a hardware problem, but this made me curious.

    What model mini do you own, and what temps does it reach while playing Netflix?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    It is because Silverlight is more CPU intensive than having iTunes and Chrome open, thus the more power is needed to feed the CPU's hunger, and the more power the more heat is generated and radiated and needs to be pushed away.
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Would you rather it be Flash based and stutter every few seconds and crash every hour of movie playback? Silverlight is actually a really good interactive framework.
  4. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I don't know about a macmini, but I'm watching Netflix on my iMac right now with Firefox 9.0.1 and my CPU usage is at 10%. I also have iTunes open along with a bunch of other stuff. But then again, the difference could be the quad core i7 in it.
  5. pomanferrari macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2012
    Mac Mini i5 with 8gig bought Feb 2012, netflix on HD shows 67 Celsius.

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