…is killing my computer. My laptop has two processors, so when I look at the process list anytime I have a program that is running flash, it is at the top of the list with around 98% of one of the processors.
This makes my computer very hot.
My computer was either designed incorrectly, or has a problem that Apple cannot (or will not) fix (they have tried twice). The fans never spin faster than 1250RPM. It doesn’t matter how hot the computer gets.
I have an application that lets me adjust the minimum fan speed (SMC Fan Control) but still have to keep an eye on my computer’s temperature and adjust it manually.
If I forget to max out my fan when I want to use flash, my computer just shuts down when it gets above 200 degrees (Fahrenheit) for an arbitrary amount of time.
Other things besides Flash cause problems (Importing CDs, burning CDs, basically anything that gets the processor runnin’).
My first generation Mac Book Pro is on its third logic board. The last time I got my computer back they said it was the third-party memory that I have and offered to sell me some Apple RAM. I’d be all for it if I were a millionaire, and I thought that had anything to do with the problem.
If I have this problem much more I’m going to take the 3rd party memory out and find out if they are right. If they are, I don’t know what I’m going to do, because I can’t afford Apple’s memory, and I can’t operate with less memory than I have… I guess I’ll just try to stay on top of the heat issue.
I just unsubscribed from a whole-heck-of-a-lot-of social networks. If you are looking for me, I am still on Facebook and linkedin. I’m probably on a few others, but I just canceled MySpace, Friendster, Orkut, and Bebo.
MySpace was the most difficult to complete. I actually had to click on a link in an email they sent me. Bebo was a little tough because I probably only went to that site once, so I had to remember what email I used…
(This all started when I saw this headline on Google News: AOL to buy Bebo for $850M… I don’t really care about it too much, but it did make me think “Hey, I’m pretty sure I have a Bebo Account… I never use it… Let’s get rid of it”)
So I went through my gmail address book selecting all the addresses I don’t want popping up when I’m typing in an email address. I got about 128 addresses that I have sent an email too or (more likely) received an email from that I will probably never use again.
Guess what, when I pushed delete I get the message (for the first time) that I can only delete 20 emails at a time.
I’m not an idiot. (Most of the time.) Please don’t protect me from myself in dumb ways like this.
Google just announced Google Gadgets for Mac. I don’t understand. The standard way to get dashboard widgets is to download them from wherever (direct from apple or just direct from the developer) and install them.
Google’s way is to install software that I don’t need (google desktop) in order to browse their library of widgets.
This has happened a lot recently. One of the big reasons I went back to apple’s Mail.app was because google notifier required some crappy Google install program.
I watch the Office on their website, since they won’t let me buy season four from iTunes. They have these crappy commercials (way too loud, there are only 2 per episode, but they show them 12 times each) that they show over and over again, and there is a little indicator in the upper right corner that says “Your show will automatically resume in X seconds” which counts down to zero and then is replaced with “Click to continue.”
Either NBC is lying, or they don’t understand what “automatically” means. I don’t know which is worse.