1. uzername123's Avatar
    The fan runs really loud when I stream netflix in google chrome and continues to run loud as long as I am streaming. I can even hear it over my netflix. Is this normal? I read in another thread to stream netflix in IE?

    Thanks!
    07-16-2014 11:35 PM
  2. troylytle's Avatar
    Yeah ie or the app is good too unless you're streaming to a 4k monitor. Chrome is just not compatible for battery life.
    07-16-2014 11:36 PM
  3. Intrepid00's Avatar
    Yep, also Chrome sucks on touch.
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    07-16-2014 11:39 PM
  4. uzername123's Avatar
    Alright. I'll try it out. Thanks!!
    07-16-2014 11:42 PM
  5. uzername123's Avatar
    It's also running really loud when I'm scanning using malwarebytes. The CPU usage was about 50%. Is this also normal?? I've just read so many reviews saying people never hear the fan and I hear it quite often.
    07-17-2014 12:12 AM
  6. troylytle's Avatar
    That is normal. I find the windows defender software sufficient. Only run a scan every few months.
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    07-17-2014 12:44 AM
  7. cdf3's Avatar
    My fan comes on quite often while streaming any type of video over 5 minutes using Google Chrome. I used to watch YouTube videos using Chrome, now I stick to Internet Explorer for all of my streaming needs. If I need to send something to my Chromecast, I have to use Chrome in order to transfer the streaming info over to my Chromecast.

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    07-17-2014 04:08 AM
  8. hopmedic's Avatar
    Anything that puts a tax on the processor is going to cause heat, and that is going to cause the fan to kick it up into high gear, so to speak. This is normal, and is the case with any computer.
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    07-17-2014 09:13 AM
  9. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Chrome uses the CPU not the GPU for this purposes. As suggested try IE or use the Netflix app. The modern Netflix app will also scale the display better than anything on the desktop.
    photobriangray likes this.
    07-17-2014 06:41 PM
  10. photobriangray's Avatar
    No reason not to use the app version. Clean.
    07-17-2014 07:15 PM
  11. photobriangray's Avatar
    Quick check, 3-9% utilization with the app open split screen with task manager on the desktop, usually around 5%.
    07-17-2014 07:20 PM
  12. ziggy3055#CB's Avatar
    Personally I like the app much better than the website, and hey, it's there so why not use it.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-17-2014 07:30 PM
  13. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Personally I like the app much better than the website, and hey, it's there so why not use it.

    I like the app better than the website too.
    07-17-2014 07:52 PM

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