9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2011 7:00 AM by Allan Jones
dvscrobe Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
I have noticed that my Mac heats up very quickly on the bottom when I run the Texas HoldEm Poker app on Facebook. Does the Mac heat up significantly when running flash software?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iPhone 3GS OS 4.1
  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,180 points)
    Hi d,

    That has certainly been described by some posters here. Are you running the latest Flash?
  • dvscrobe Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Can I just rely on the software updates that Apple puts out as means for running latest flash or do I have to install something additional from Adobe? Thanks for reply. I'll check out other posts. Can you send me a link to a good conversation on this? Thanks.
  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (32,235 points)
    The case bottom is part of the heat dissipation system it is supposed to heat up and should not be blocked. Don't use it on pillows or a blanket and, if you must use the computer in your lap, use a lapboard to insure air gets under the case.

    "Hot" to the touch does not translate to "too hot for safety." If you have heat concerns, you must get a utility that tracks the temps of the various internal bits. I like this widget:

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/status/istatpro.html

    For the MBP models covered in this forum (silver keys), the system will shut down when the processor temps approach 100G/212F. With Flash web apps, mine run in the range of 145-160F, where normal use runs around 125-130F.
  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,180 points)
    dvscrobe wrote:
    Can I just rely on the software updates that Apple puts out as means for running latest flash or do I have to install something additional from Adobe?


    Unfortunately, not with Adobe and/or Flash. Need to go to their website and follow their directions about updating to newest Flash.
  • MacLovin54321 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Mine's always gotten hot from day one whenever I am doing anything intense. I kind of look at it like a trade off for a well designed, small, efficient computer. With that being said, I have an early 2008 mbp & it still plugs along happily. The only issue I've had was the optical drive; which I rarely have a need for.
  • dvscrobe Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Good replies all. Thank you! @ TJK, I never installed Flash software from Adobe's site, yet I have been able to load flash video. I checked to see if Adobe Flash was listed in my applications, when clicking the Apple and selecting About This Mac, More Info. However, I went ahead and did do an install from Adobe. Now, I have Adobe Flash Player Install Manager 10.1.102.64 listed. So, I guess I am up to speed here.
  • dvscrobe Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    Oh, and didn't realize I was in MacBook Pro (Original) section but thanks again.
  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (32,235 points)
    If yours does not have silver keys, the temp numbers I posted may not be appropriate to your model.

    The forum area for newer MBPs is here:

    http://discussions.apple.com/category.jspa?categoryID=251