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    really loud fans and over 100% cpu usage
    I havea macbook thats around two years old. 10.4.11, 1gb ram. 2.16 intel core 2 duo. Anyway recently I've noticed that the fans have started to go really fast and my computer is running slowly.
    anytime I open up firefox and try to stream a video the fans get really loud and istat pro always shows that the exhaust is generally going at around 6200 rpm. CPU says that firefox is usng 24% right now. But if I try to stream a video on ninjavideo or something the usage goes over 100% and my computer freezes and runs extremely slowly

    Can anyone help because its getting really frustrating.

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    I also want to add is that sometimes I hear clicking noises coming from my laptop as if the hard disk is trying to turn on or something.

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    Anytime you start streaming Flash Player content, you can rest assured that your CPU is goin to be running at or near 100%. There is no fix until Adobe fixes it.

    Clicking, I'd suggest you check that out. If it's your hard drive, time to make sure you have your data backed up and look at getting a new one.
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    I presume you're streaming a Flash video which is VERY resource intensive. A RAM upgrade on your macbook will greatly alleviate the slowdowns.

    Have you tried Safari to see if it work any better or Google Chrome?

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    so the cpu usage is not a problem with my laptop? it used to handle watching videos fine.

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    the same thing happens with safari and i tried to install google chrome but it didnt work, my fans have gone up to 5000rpm even though im not doing anything except browsing this forum and facebook.

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    I think sometimes it can also depend on what kind of websites you are streaming video from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Have you tried Safari to see if it work any better or Google Chrome?
    That won't make a difference. The problem is Flash, not the browser.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wakefield10 View Post
    so the cpu usage is not a problem with my laptop? it used to handle watching videos fine.
    Have you upgraded Flash? It seems that the CPU issue just get's worse. Hopefully 10.1, which was off to a promising start, will solve some the problems with CPU usage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wakefield10 View Post
    the same thing happens with safari and i tried to install google chrome but it didnt work, my fans have gone up to 5000rpm even though im not doing anything except browsing this forum and facebook.
    Did you get the Mac version of Chrome (it's a beta)? Are you running anything other that your browser? What does Activity Monitor say?
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