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Macbook Air M1 very hot with Lightroom Classic

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Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021

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Hi, my Macbook Air M1 becomes very hot everytime I use Lightroom Classic. It happens even if I just look at the photos in the catalog and without making adjsutments. It becomes so hot that it is almost difficult to touch it. Does it happen to anyone else? Is this normal? Is there a way to solve this? With all the other softwares it works fine. Thank you.

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Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021

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I can't advise on specific temepratures for the MacBook Air, which has no fan(s) to cool the M1 module. However, I can say that the M1 Mac mini, which has a very effective fan, temperature increases to around 38 deg C immediately after launch, and increases to around 40 deg C when louping through the Library module. If left to idle the temperature drops to around 32 deg C.

 

Given above and the absence of a fan, I would expect the M1 Air to be a good 5 deg C or more higher than the M1 mini, which puts it into the hot to touch, but not burn, band.

 

If you install an application called 'iStat Menus' you can monitor the actual temeprature, CPU, memory. 

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Thank you very much for your answer. I was expeting high temperatures after heavy works but not during normal adjustments in Ligthroom. I work with DaVinci Resolve and the Macbook is always cool, for example. Thanks again!

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Some additional information on typical temperature and use cases https://www.ithinkdiff.com/m1-macbook-air-fanless-tests/

 

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