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Barry in Blacksburg, Virginia listens on 101-7 FM WRAD asked: “I’ve got a question about my computer overheating, I do a lot of video editing, I have a MacBook Pro, my old MacBook Pro I could edit all day long and never had a problem with it getting to warm. I went out and bought the fancy thin MacBook Pro, a lot more powerful but the thing gets so hot within 10-15 mins of editing and starts to shut down. I did have a small usb fan I put under it that helps but it still overheats too quickly. Is there anything I can do setting- wise to not get it so hot or is there a good cooling fan system that would help me out?”
Barry, if this is a new computer, you should send it back and get a replacement, Apple is very good about that and what you’re describing is not normal for a new MacBook Pro.
MacBook Pros can handle fairly intensive tasks including video editing and it’s not typical for them to overheat and randomly shut down, especially when they’re new.
The shutdown itself is a security measure to avoid damaging any components permanently, so it’s not in itself a bad thing, but it should not happen often. And it should definitely not happen often with a professional grande $2000 computer.
You won’t be able to fix this with any software settings and the only cooling fan you should need is the internal one, if that’s not doing the trick and this is a new machine, it’s time to think about sending it back.
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