MacBook fan spins up for YouTube

I've noticed lately some strange behavior with my MacBook. It's normally very silent, and the fan usually only comes during resource intensive processing (ie: games). But now when I view the embedded videos on Digg, from YouTube or Google Video, the fan spins up? What is it about the embedded videos that makes them so much more CPU expensive than just watching the videos on the sites themselves?



  1. Try cleaning the vents or reapplying thermal paste between the processor and heatsink.

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