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Brand new Macbook Pro overventhilathing and fan noise JUST when I use Adobe Photoshop.

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My Brand new Macbook Pro 16inch 2019 is overventhilathing and the fan makes noise JUST when I use Adobe Photoshop.

It happens if I use Photoshop 2019 or 2020.

No other applications are running and I have this problem just while I use Photoshop. How can I fix this?

It seem incredible that my new computer needs to be ruined from this issue.

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Would you rather that Photoshop did not use the power of your PC? Some functions in Photoshop are very CPU or GPU intensive. On a laptop, the cooling systems have to work much harder in order to dissipate the heat when those processors are used. Some laptops just throttle the processor speed and slow down.  Desktop systems can move a lot more air through the case or, as I have here, are watercooled with a radiator and fan taking the heat from the CPU.

I would not worry about the fan working, I would just be pleased that the power of your laptop is being used.

 

Dave

 

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Brand new Macbook Pro overventhilathing and fan noise JUST when I use Adobe Photoshop.

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My Brand new Macbook Pro 16inch 2019 is overventhilathing and the fan makes noise JUST when I use Adobe Photoshop.

It happens if I use Photoshop 2019 or 2020.

No other applications are running and I have this problem just while I use Photoshop. How can I fix this?

It seem incredible that my new computer needs to be ruined from this issue.

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Correct answer by davescm | Adobe Community Professional

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Would you rather that Photoshop did not use the power of your PC? Some functions in Photoshop are very CPU or GPU intensive. On a laptop, the cooling systems have to work much harder in order to dissipate the heat when those processors are used. Some laptops just throttle the processor speed and slow down.  Desktop systems can move a lot more air through the case or, as I have here, are watercooled with a radiator and fan taking the heat from the CPU.

I would not worry about the fan working, I would just be pleased that the power of your laptop is being used.

 

Dave

 

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Would you rather that Photoshop did not use the power of your PC? Some functions in Photoshop are very CPU or GPU intensive. On a laptop, the cooling systems have to work much harder in order to dissipate the heat when those processors are used. Some laptops just throttle the processor speed and slow down.  Desktop systems can move a lot more air through the case or, as I have here, are watercooled with a radiator and fan taking the heat from the CPU.

I would not worry about the fan working, I would just be pleased that the power of your laptop is being used.

 

Dave

 

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Jun 03, 2020

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Honestly I don't enjoy at all the sound of the fan running on a brand new computer while I am working. 

I think Photoshop is a great program but it is using way too much ram, on a computer of 16gb memory, 8 are occupied from photoshop, and I am talking about a very simple and light file with a few layers.

The software should improve with the time no get worse. I remember I could work on bigger files without any issues years ago.

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Jun 03, 2020

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I have been using one of these laptop cooling fans. Belkin Cooling Lounge

I had a older laptop that seemed like the fan ran excessivly. This model was known for over heating and melting solder joints on main board. I ran it for over 10 years because of this fan.

 

Look on amazon i see a lot of manufactures make these. Look for cooling pads. These make a difference for reducing heat on a laptop. 

 

When the computer is doing the processes in photoshop, it is super important that it stays cool.

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To add what Dave said, mine laptop does the same, and that's why I bought one with big cooling fans. I've had several graphics cards fail, most likely due to overheating. 

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That's right. One thing laptop users rarely think about is heat. There are only two ways to prevent meltdown in a laptop. One is throttling down processing speed (the most common solution); the other is cranking up those tiny fans to 11. Or both.

 

This is why a desktop system will always run rings around a laptop with similar nominal specs.

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Last week I left my PC doing an overnight 3D  render in Blender which had the GPU running flat out and the CPU going up and down. I have a radiator and 7 fans in the PC.  The office was like an oven 🙂

 

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There is definitely something glitchy. The 2019 MacBookPro 16" are built to handle MORE than this. Doing a simple Hue/Saturation adjustment on even a small file causing this. My MBP is an 8-core with 64GB Ram. No issues with any other apps - NEVER have had the fan spin-up like that with any other operation. 

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Agreed I am editing videos in FCPX and my system doesnt run as hard with PS.

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