Adobe acrobat reader dc making macbookpro hot and fan gets really loud

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Mar 21, 2020 Mar 21, 2020

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Hi, my macbookpro is (13-inch, 2019) 10.15.3 Catalina. Whenever I use chrome (watching videos) and adobe (editing with stickers/ highlighting) together, my mac gets very hot and the fan gets really loud. I have nothing but just chrome and adobe running, I also use my fan to ensure the ventilation is good by facing it to my mac to cool it down, but it doesn't seem to work. Are they compatible? Is this normal? Please watch the two videos I attached. 

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Most Valuable Participant , Mar 22, 2020 Mar 22, 2020
It's much more likely to be caused mostly by Chrome playing videos than by Reader... Or it could be the combination of both. In Windows one can open the Task Manager and see the relative CPU and RAM usage of each application in real-time. I'm assuming there's something similar on Apple computers, too.

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Mar 21, 2020 Mar 21, 2020

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It’s normal for your computer to work hard, get warm, and turn the fan on. That’s What it’s designed to do. You may indeed need to do two different things to get it to the point where you hear the fan. 

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But you don’t need anything extra to cool it. High power "laptops” (they don’t officially call them that any more because they are designed to get too hot for laps)  are designed to get hot when working hard, but not dangerously so. If anything went wrong (such as a fan failing) a temperature sensor will switch it off. Many people do seem worried about this or consider it a fault, but it isn’t. 

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Mar 21, 2020 Mar 21, 2020

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I've moved this post over to the Acrobat Reader forum.

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It's much more likely to be caused mostly by Chrome playing videos than by Reader... Or it could be the combination of both.

In Windows one can open the Task Manager and see the relative CPU and RAM usage of each application in real-time. I'm assuming there's something similar on Apple computers, too.

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Feb 22, 2021 Feb 22, 2021

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Hmmm....I'm on a Mac with Acrobat Pro and my fan will only stop whirring if I quit Acrobat. I don't have other videos on in my browser. It just happened this afternoon and was so loud people on my video call could hear it through their headphones!

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