Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Comp engineers: My macbook gets warm and overheated when 'creating' many objects? Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    So my dad bought me this macbook (not the 'pro' or air one but the real original one) which I have been using for over a year and here's what happens.

    It works fine, but when it is 'creating' many objects it becomes very warm it burns my legs and I have to use it with a number of books underneath it.

    Examples of situations in which this occurs include:
    - Opening a huge TSR thread with a lot of graphic posts, videos, etc
    - Playing Sims 3/Sims 4
    - Copying large amounts of text for word search in Microsoft Word (i.e. over 25 pages of A4 with bullet points)
    - Loading a room with lots of objects and large MB players in IMVU (I do not play this silly game anymore but this is a good example to illustrate the problem)
    - When I am engineering something large in JavaScript or c++

    This does not happen with things like youtube, facebook, tumblr etc.

    Why do you think the problem occurs and what is the solution?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Yael)
    So my dad bought me this macbook (not the 'pro' or air one but the real original one) which I have been using for over a year and here's what happens.

    It works fine, but when it is 'creating' many objects it becomes very warm it burns my legs and I have to use it with a number of books underneath it.

    Examples of situations in which this occurs include:
    - Opening a huge TSR thread with a lot of graphic posts, videos, etc
    - Playing Sims 3/Sims 4
    - Copying large amounts of text for word search in Microsoft Word (i.e. over 25 pages of A4 with bullet points)
    - Loading a room with lots of objects and large MB players in IMVU (I do not play this silly game anymore but this is a good example to illustrate the problem)
    - When I am engineering something large in JavaScript or c++

    This does not happen with things like youtube, facebook, tumblr etc.

    Why do you think the problem occurs and what is the solution?
    Your macbooks CPU is failing or is low end.

    Solution is to buy a new macbook or not buy macbooks at all.
    Spoiler:
    Show
    I hate mac products, over priced for *****y hardware
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by That Arab Guy)
    Your macbooks CPU is failing or is low end.

    Solution is to buy a new macbook or not buy macbooks at all.
    Spoiler:
    Show
    I hate mac products, over priced for *****y hardware
    Really? How do you know it's GPU? I thought Mac products had excellent graphics processing hardware. So what is the example of a product with a fast CPU?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Yael)
    Really? How do you know it's GPU? I thought Mac products had excellent graphics processing hardware. So what is the example of a product with a fast CPU?
    I don't know much about macbook specs, but one does not need know the specs to know that your problem is processing related.

    I am not doubting the specs of your macbook are good, I am saying your problem is probably due to a fault with your processor (CPU).

    It is not a GPU fault because copying and pasting large amounts of text doesn't require graphical processing power. Also, games like sims are very CPU heavy rather than GPU heavy.
    Finally, you say your macbook operates fine when on YouTube, which requires more graphical power to load the videos than processing power.

    Spoiler:
    Show
    how do you feel now that we've left the EU ? I'm pretty disappointed
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Yael)
    Really? How do you know it's GPU? I thought Mac products had excellent graphics processing hardware. So what is the example of a product with a fast CPU?
    To me, Macbooks are *****y overpriced products and I have spent probably the same amount on a PC which I think has far better specs. According to Mac's website, a macbook can have a 1.2ghz processor and Intel HD Graphics 515
    (**** me jesus).

    Other than that though, there could just be a *****y cooling system and most laptops get that hot anyway. I would recommend taking it to a store though if you're that concerned. The reason that is overheating of small things is because the processor is pretty crap as well.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by That Arab Guy)
    Spoiler:
    Show
    I hate mac products, over priced for *****y hardware
    Uh oh, inb4 this turns into another EU thread.
    (Hypocrite here since I made one).
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by That Arab Guy)
    I don't know much about macbook specs, but one does not need know the specs to know that your problem is processing related.

    I am not doubting the specs of your macbook are good, I am saying your problem is probably due to a fault with your processor (CPU).

    It is not a GPU fault because copying and pasting large amounts of text doesn't require graphical processing power. Also, games like sims are very CPU heavy rather than GPU heavy.
    Finally, you say your macbook operates fine when on YouTube, which requires more graphical power to load the videos than processing power.
    Spoiler:
    Show
    how do you feel now that we've left the EU ? I'm pretty disappointed
    Oh right of course, the CPU and not the GPU.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by CharlesJH)
    Uh oh, inb4 this turns into another EU thread.
    (Hypocrite here since I made one).
    Haha this is hilarious but I am fine with it - everything needs to be made into an EU thread. It's about the trajectory of history.

    Thank you for the information about cooling but the fan part is working fine.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Yael)
    Haha this is hilarious but I am fine with it - everything needs to be made into an EU thread. It's about the trajectory of history.

    Thank you for the information about cooling but the fan part is working fine.
    Well I feel the processor is pretty crap then. Nothing you can really do about that since it is afterall integrated within the computer since it is a laptop and you cannot change it (at least to my knowledge).
    The EU referendum is important, but I don't think it should be everywhere lol.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Could be poor airflow and/or poor thermal conductivity, preventing the heat being effectively removed. If you're not happy taking the machine apart you could try getting a can of air duster and blowing it through the vents. If you did want to take it apart you've got more options.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: June 26, 2016
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Would you like to hibernate through the winter months?
    Useful resources
    AtCTs

    Ask the Community Team

    Got a question about the site content or our moderation? Ask here.

    Welcome Lounge

    Welcome Lounge

    We're a friendly bunch. Post here if you're new to TSR.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.