If your Macbook runs hot, charge from the right side

by Volker Weber

Inkedmacbook-pro-touch-bar-ports-7687932.jpg

If your MacBook Pro runs hot or shows a high % CPU for the kernel task, try charging on the right and not on the left.

Amazing finding.

More >

Comments

crazy

Bodo Menke, 2020-05-04

Crazy but yes, I've experienced it a lot. Doing a lot of Final Cut Pro editing at present, with an external SSD and power plugged in on the left, and this 'kernel task' has been the bane of my existence - typically taking 70% or so of all cores.

Thanks so much for sharing, Volker.

Stuart McIntyre, 2020-05-04

Thank you, that's something I will need to try out. My MBP 16" from last December has started exhibiting those phases of heavy fan activity seemingly with one of the last system updates, and I used to blame it to my web browser.

Ultimately it is still something that Apple will need to fix.

Martin Dietze, 2020-05-04

I have had similar experiences with my MBP 16" and was initially quite euphoric about being able to fix the problem.

But unfortunately the fans still turn up after the MBP is attached to the USB-C docking station.

My guess is that this has to do with the external monitor that is attached to it.

Christian Hilburger, 2020-05-05

I, too, can report that this fix does not work for me. After having read this post I moved my power connector to the right side. Nevertheless I've just run into another phase of another heavy fan activity with kernel_task on top of the CPU usage list.

Martin Dietze, 2020-05-05

You're not charging it right

Lars Berntrop-Bos, 2020-05-08

Post a comment

Store next two fields in a cookie for you?




Use your full name and a working email address. Unless you want your comment to be removed. No kidding.

Recent comments

Eric Bredtmann on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 11:51
Jochen Schug on EPOS Adapt 660 :: Three Questions at 10:21
Hubertus Amann on Next year I want to work ... at home and in the office at 10:13
Nina Wittich on Next year I want to work ... at home and in the office at 10:12
Volker Weber on Next year I want to work ... at home and in the office at 09:38
Patrick Bohr on Next year I want to work ... at home and in the office at 09:36
Ragnar Schierholz on Next year I want to work ... at home and in the office at 22:22
Yves Luther on Die Jabra-Headsets haben sich bewährt at 22:19
Marko Knaack on Google Chat & Meet verbergen at 16:20
Sven Richert on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 14:15
Martin Imbeck on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 13:43
Volker Weber on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 12:18
Sven Richert on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 12:13
Frank van Rijt on Jabra Elite 85h :: Stuff that works at 11:40
Martin Imbeck on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 10:54
Volker Weber on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 10:54
Volker Weber on Five years :: 1824 days at 10:47
Oliver Leibenguth on Five years :: 1824 days at 10:45
Volker Weber on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 08:58
René Fischer on Jabra Elite 85h :: Stuff that works at 08:53
Ragnar Schierholz on Jabra Elite 85h :: Stuff that works at 08:18
René Winkelmeyer on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 08:05
Dominique Roller on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 07:53
Axel Koerv on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 00:29
Uwe Papenfuss on Cowboy 3 :: Smartes Single-Speed E-Bike at 23:54

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter  amazon

Local time is 12:52

visitors.gif

Paypal vowe