11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2012 9:51 AM by mommybluejeans
sherifromperryton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

macbook pro getting hot


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  • 1. Re: macbook pro getting hot
    Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,450 points)

    How hot do you mean?  The hardware is designed with a thermal overload protection that will shutdown when the temperature gets above the limit of the cpu.  Heavy use of the cpu and both graphics processors builds a great deal of heat.

  • 2. Re: macbook pro getting hot
    The hatter Level 9 Level 9 (58,880 points)

    They do run hot, especially newer i5s etc and if using GPU heavily

     

    This is not MacBook territory (forum)

     

    Use a fan control program, and instead of just "hot" get a program to monitor thermal sensors and fan settings.

     

    www.apple.com/support/macbookpro

     

    and if you think it is hot now, they run even warmer under Wndows, lack of SMC thermal fan control.

  • 3. Re: macbook pro getting hot
    Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    How old is your MacBook Pro? I had a bad battery heat up mine pretty good.

  • 4. Re: macbook pro getting hot
    BrookeiMac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine is a few years old and it gets wicked hot. The charger also gets hot. iStat pro says my battery health is only 82%...

  • 5. Re: macbook pro getting hot
    Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    What happened to me is my 3 yr old MacBook Pro started getting warmer then usual....not enough to worry about yet. Then it started getting really hot and the trackpad started acting up...clicking on things by itself, etc.

     

    Turned out my battery was still functioning fine but it was heating up and swelling pushing up on the trackpad. Does not heat up at all with the new battery.

     

    Try running your Pro with the battery out and adapter plugged in. Does it still get hot? I never checked my charger to see if it got hot.

  • 6. Re: macbook pro getting hot
    mahorevijay Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i have purchased new macbook pro 13 inch before one week. And when i am using it for one hour, it is getting so much heat even we can not put our hand on it. what is the reason. please tell me as soon as possible.

  • 7. Re: macbook pro getting hot
    Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6 (15,855 points)

    Sounds like it needs to replaced with a better working unit. You've only had it a week. You shouldn't have to put up with that.

  • 8. Re: macbook pro getting hot
    Shopguymn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    May 19, 2012My Macbook Pro 15" Early 2008 model had been running hot for a long time.

    Checked Activity Monitor.  (Applications/Utilities)

    AdobeResourceSynchronizer was taking 83% of CPU usage.

    Did a google search and found information regarding AdobeResourceSynchronizer causing high CPU usage and heat.

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/822790

     

    Problem seems to be Adobe Resource Synchronizer.app

    To disable go to: System Preferences > Accounts

    Click the Padlock icon, enter password if needed, click Login Items,

    uncheck AdobeResourceSynchronizer

     

    I don't know how this got install on this computer.

    I suspect Adobe Reader. AdobeResourceSynchronizer.app is within the Adobe Reader application package.

    Control Click (or right click) the Adobe Reader app, click Show Package Contents

    Location: Applications/Adobe Reader.app/Contents/Support/AdobeResourceSynchronizer.app

    Some other Adobe applications may also cause this to run.

     

    After disabling this in System Preferences > Accounts, temperature seems to be acceptable.

    Also start Adobe Reader X, go to Preferences, Tracker and in the "Automatically Check for New Comments and Form Data", slide the top slider all the way to the right so is says Never.

     

    After having done all this and restarted the computer, check Activity Monitor again and see if

    AdobeResourceSynchronizer is still running. If it is you can click on it so it is highlighted and click the Quit button in the upper left.

     

    This solved my excess heat problem.

  • 9. Re: macbook pro getting hot
    Shopguymn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    May 19, 2012My Macbook Pro 15" Early 2008 model had been running hot for a long time.

    Checked Activity Monitor.  (Applications/Utilities)

    AdobeResourceSynchronizer was taking 83% of CPU usage.

    Did a google search and found information regarding AdobeResourceSynchronizer causing high CPU usage and heat.

    http://forums.adobe.com/thread/822790

     

    Problem seems to be Adobe Resource Synchronizer.app

    To disable go to: System Preferences > Accounts

    Click the Padlock icon, enter password if needed, click Login Items,

    uncheck AdobeResourceSynchronizer

     

    I don't know how this got install on this computer.

    I suspect Adobe Reader. AdobeResourceSynchronizer.app is within the Adobe Reader application package.

    Control Click (or right click) the Adobe Reader app, click Show Package Contents

    Location: Applications/Adobe Reader.app/Contents/Support/AdobeResourceSynchronizer.app

    Some other Adobe applications may also cause this to run.

     

    After disabling this in System Preferences > Accounts, temperature seems to be acceptable.

    Also start Adobe Reader X, go to Preferences, Tracker and in the "Automatically Check for New Comments and Form Data", slide the top slider all the way to the right so is says Never.

     

    After having done all this and restarted the computer, check Activity Monitor again and see if

    AdobeResourceSynchronizer is still running. If it is you can click on it so it is highlighted and click the Quit button in the upper left.

     

    This solved my excess heat problem.

  • 10. Re: macbook pro getting hot
    NancyRose Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'd identified the Adobe Resource Synchronizer app as the problem but had gotten tired of killing it via the Activity Monitor. Thanks for perfect instructions on how to disable it for good!

  • 11. Re: macbook pro getting hot
    mommybluejeans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    KEY TO THE ISSUE:  Use your Activity Monitor to figure out what is running at such a high rate. (Applications/Utilities). 

     

    In my case, it was an Adobe Flash garbage program that was constantly burning up power and CPU capacity.  My activity monitor showed it was burning at 175% of CPU capacity.  That is why I was running a bit slow as well.  I stopped the activity using the "stop sign" button in the Activity Monitor, and then unistalled the Flash program. 

     

    If there is something wrong with a computer, it is generally related to Adobe. 

     

    So, if your Mac is running hot while you are taxing the system running heavy-hitter games, then that is to be expected.  However, if it is just while you are browsing the web, then check your Activity Monitor.