I have an iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) with OS X El Cap. I noticed that it appeared to be running hotter than usual over the last few days. This sort of thing happens when I’m doing a lot of video work, but not on this occasion.
I don’t think it’s overheating, but I would be interested in learning why it’s hotter.
I did have the camera turned on to monitor things while I was away, using iCam Source. I am also using iGlasses to improve the image.
Since turning iCam Source off, and hence the camera, the machine seems to be cooling down.
The question is: is it normal for the camera to heat up the Mac? Or should I look elsewhere for a cause?