Macbook Pro High CPU Usage for Video
Posted on 2013-02-03
I'm having a problem with high CPU usage whenever a program is using video, e.g. Skype, facetime, youtube etc
The cpu usage jumps up to around 80% for the program that is using the video. This causes my fans to go crazy, and its not got to the point where i can no longer use Skype video calling as the other person can't hear my over my fan noise.
When i first bought the laptop I didn't have any issues like this, it was perfect. Could it be a problem with the laptop or is it just that video has now become too much for my laptop to handle?
I currently have:
Macbook Pro 15" Mid-2009
2.8Ghz intel core 2 duo
750Gb hybrid drive
Would a new model macbook pro solve this problem, or would i still have the same issue? I was thinking about going for a macbook air
Any help would be grateful as I was trying to put off buying a replacement until at least November
Thanks in advance