Macbook getting to hot?

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  1. Switch

    Switch New Member

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    Recently my macbook has been getting to ~74 degrees C. It'll happen when I'm just surfing the web. And I'm sure it would get worse with a DVD playing. I have had my computer on my lap when it does this and obviously this restricts the heat from leaving the laptop? Or so I'm told, is this too hot for the macbook?
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  3. ChrisL

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    Check the "Activity Moniter", there may be something running in the background that you don't know about.
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    Plastic or Aluminum?
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    same with me. when i play youtube vids. the fans go on and i swear they are louder than my own volume.
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    Yea, that's because flash usually requires more effort from your computer to function. Same should happen with flash games. That's why people are against flash on iPhone/iPod Touches, flash will just slow it down.
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    It's an aluminium Macbook pro 13 in. if that makes any diff.
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    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    You can buy those external laptop coolers that sit underneath your laptop like a table... maybe your fan isn't working right :s
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    Yeah mine was high too. I used SMCfancontrol, than moved on to fancontrol. Get SMC fan control and set the fans to about 2500rpm... see what that does.
  10. ChrisL

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    Have you checked Activity Monitor like I had suggested? Or it just sounds too difficult so you just ignore it?

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