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    I hate my older macbook and want to buy a newer one

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    I hate my older macbook and want to buy a newer one
    I have an older MB core 2 duo 1.8ghz 1.2mb ram.
    The only thing I hate is that when I go on you tube or do anything such as play a facebook game the fans start going nuts and the bottom of the thing might as well be a hot plate. It is very annoying. I upgraded to snow leopard and that didn't help my cause either.
    My wifes $299 windoze acer doesnt do that, nor did her really old clunky looking compaq from about 4 or 5 years ago do that either.
    Do the newer macbooks behave that way too?

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    I hate my older macbook and want to buy a newer one
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    Flash, which powers YouTube and I'm guessing plays a part in that Facebook game is notoriously bad on the Mac. You can expect jumps in CPU usage when using Flash which leads to increased temps. If you're using Safari as your browser, I suggest installing ClickToFlash. Not only does this block Flash content (there are many flash content blockers for the other browsers), it allows you to play the videos with QuickTime which is much less CPU intensive.
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    I hate my older macbook and want to buy a newer one

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    Do the newer ones do that as well?

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    I hate my older macbook and want to buy a newer one
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    No, I'm guessing the reason you are having problems is because you are trying
    to run a new version of flash on an old computer. Try downgrading to an olde vesion of flash and see if it helps.
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    I hate my older macbook and want to buy a newer one
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    My old second generation Macbook behaved exactly like that. My new Macbook Pro doesn't but that's not why I got a new one. The MBP just out-sexy's the MB.

    Still liked the computer enough and didn't mind the youtube crazy-go-fan when I had it, but the MBP doesn't do that. In fact I don't know that I've ever heard the fan on this one.

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    I hate my older macbook and want to buy a newer one
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Flash, which powers YouTube and I'm guessing plays a part in that Facebook game is notoriously bad on the Mac. You can expect jumps in CPU usage when using Flash which leads to increased temps. If you're using Safari as your browser, I suggest installing ClickToFlash. Not only does this block Flash content (there are many flash content blockers for the other browsers), it allows you to play the videos with QuickTime which is much less CPU intensive.

    Van outstanding link ! didnt even know it existed thanx
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    I hate my older macbook and want to buy a newer one
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    Quote Originally Posted by clayneal View Post
    Van outstanding link ! didnt even know it existed thanx
    Clay
    It is a fairly aces plugin, see. lol.
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    I hate my older macbook and want to buy a newer one
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    I hate my older macbook and want to buy a newer one
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerj View Post
    My new Macbook Pro doesn't but that's not why I got a new one. The MBP just out-sexy's the MB.

    Still liked the computer enough and didn't mind the youtube crazy-go-fan when I had it, but the MBP doesn't do that. In fact I don't know that I've ever heard the fan on this one.
    I heartily agree about the sexiness level on the MBP.

    I haven't had any fan issues with my MBP either (running Firefox 3.5.7, often with a LOAD of tabs open--9 tabs x 3 windows at the moment).

    I assume it's just a mistype, but 1.2 meg of RAM could contribute, but I think your system would freak out before getting to Youtube.
    Just a stupid kid with a computer, so take my advice with a grain of salt if that makes a difference to you.

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