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VMWare Fusion, XP, Netflix and heat issues


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I have a Macbook Pro 2.4 with 4 gigs of ram. I am running the latest version of VMware Fusion and a virtual xp machine that is patched to the latest version. When I run netflixs and use the watch now feature to view movies I notice the fans and temp keep increasing and increasing to the point that I begin to wonder if my laptop is going to hover or melt. Is this common with VMWare Fusion, xp and running video or is it possible I have something setup incorrectly that causes these issues... This is my first mac so at a loss... I have a tech email into VMWare but the seem surprised that is is happening.

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I run the Watch Instantly on Boot Camp without any problems at all

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Your Mac will shut down before anything seriously bad happens. If you're running it with the LCD closed, you may want to open it up to better dissipate heat.

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I submitted my problem to VMWare tech support and they responded within 24 hours. They wanted me to uninstall (with a few additional steps) and then reinstall VMWare fusion. To be honest I thought this was just their way putting me off but I did it and it does to appear to have made a difference. I am now seeing temps at around 180+ with fan speeds at around 3500 rpms. After about 5 minutes of watching the temps and rpms return to normal... This beats the 200 temps and 5000 rpm speeds I was seeing at first.

So... needless to say I am pleasantly surprised. Thanks to those who responded.

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