The question says it all; I'm using a 2018 MBP 15", i9 processor, 32GB of RAM and 1TB storage, running macOS Mojave v10.14.2. Does this look normal? On the first picture I'm using Chrome to stream a 4k video. On the second photo I have a virtual machine (VirtualBox) running (Linux). When I had the VM running, the fans were on blast - loud enough for me and anyone around me to notice.
closed as primarily opinion-based by Allan, IconDaemon, Ɱark Ƭ, nohillside♦ Jan 10 at 15:10
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Depends on what you mean by normal:
Do you mean "is my laptop broken", then the answer is no.
If you mean "can I achieve the same functionality without having fan noise", then the answer is most probably no. For example VMware usually requires much fewer resources than VirtualBox. You might also simply have a configuration issue with VirtualBox, or lack installing the VBoxDrv package within the guest virtual machine to get better performance.