Mac OSX Mac build runs hot

Discussion in 'GameMaker Studio 2 Community Tech Support' started by Toque, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Toque

    Toque Member

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    I had a 2012 MacBook i5 and when I build and run even a simple project my computer would run hot.

    I had never heard the fan until I started using GM. Never new it had a fan until GM 2.

    Last year I bought a new MacBook i7. If I run a build and leave it and come back she still runs hot but it takes longer.

    Just wondering if this was a normal thing?


    Looking at the activity monitor. Gamemaker only uses 8 % of cpu. But when you run the yoyo runner it jumps to 80%.
     
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  2. Toque

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    Man my mac is running really hot running a simple builds. This is not a issue with other mac users at all??
     
  3. Nocturne

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    Is this just when building the game or when the game is built and actually running? Compiling is a very intensive process and it's expected that the CPU will spike while GMS2 is compiling your game.
     
  4. Ricardo

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    Macbooks have a extremely deficient thermal solution, plus they use their own chassis as a heat sink for passive cooling. It's totally normal they get hot while compiling, because compiling, even a small project, is still an intensive CPU task.
    If the heat is really bothering you (let's say you're working with your Macbook on your lap), you could use a tool like "Turbo Boost Switcher" to disable the CPU turbo boost. That'll keep it a lot cooler, but will also affect the performance by a lot so you need to check by yourself if the trade off worth or not.
     
  5. Toque

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    It only happens when I build and test a game. Its odd. Today it hasn't been a problem. If I leave the build runner running and come back in a few minutes its usually warm. CPU spikes into the 90 %s. Today its running cool.

    Its not a huge problem. I just wanted to know if other Mac users noticed this at all.

    Thanks for the feedback. @Ricardo @Nocturne
     

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