My machine is a 13" MacBook Pro with retina display, running Sierra. When I record a screen (video with sound), the machine heats up rapidly (80 celsius in less than 1 minute of recoding).

1 Answer 1


That sounds reasonable especially if you're not in a cold environment. You're recording at a minimum of 240 million pixels per second internally (display resolution plus scaling, at 60fps) — that's going to be strenuous on the computer just like any heavy video processing workload. 80℃ is not out of the ordinary for any situation where you're taxing system resources.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .