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As per @benwiggy's suggestion, I investigated which programmes were causing high RAM usage: it was Google Chrome. I have installed Microsoft Edge, which has all the features of Chrome (same extensions, appearance settings etc.) but doesn't hog memory. Very happy with it so far. Smooth sailing for now:


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It is always better to know the EMC number of your Mac. The A*** model is only about the kind of MacBook (type of enclosure). For instance, A1278 (13'') and A1286 (15'') MacBook Pro are spread over several years, but there are different EMC numbers depending on the year those Mac were produced. Apple is specialist is making small changes for the same model, ...


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Re: point 3 Is it even bad if the macbook gets too cold?(Canadian temperature...) According to Apple Support article Keep your Mac notebook within acceptable operating temperatures, the acceptable operating temperature and humidity ranges are (emphasis mine): Use your Mac notebook where the ambient temperature is between 50° and 95° F (10° and 35° C). Don’...


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Temperature is not mapped to the power metrics on Apple Silicon. You can monitor for thermal pressure which aggregates the 15 to 42 cores present on M1 integrated packages SIP/SOC. sudo powermetrics -s thermal You can also monitor CPU / GPU frequency if you need to know relative activity levels. sudo powermetrics -s cpu_power,gpu_power


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I usually find it hard NOT to get it hot. Have you tried running this in your background? This should keep it at 100% and measure your CPU temperature again https://www.geeks3d.com/gputest/ For reference, check your manual. Usually Apple recommend operating between 10° to 35°C.


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I have had several chargers where the outer cover fails like that. given the size of the magsafe connector there won't be an easy fix with shrinkfit tube, done that with smaller ones. Any tape wrapped around will only be temporary, as it will unwrap, get sticky etc. I found the best solution was to open the charger and shorten the cable so only good outer ...


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The BRCM20702 is the Broadcom USB hub for the Bluetooth controller. So it only needs 12 mb/s speed. It has little to do with the external USB 3 ports except that it uses USB protocols to communicate with the CPU. Connect a disk drive and using System Information inspect the USB section. You will see there that you have USB controller and hub used for the ...


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Some keyboards support different keyboard configurations. I found pressing fn + O solved this problem on Mac. See your specific keyboard manual to switch it to Mac layout.


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If you are sure the replacement battery is good, and you don't have a lot of background tasks running on your phone (apps that can access the internet even when not open), I can confidently say that the culprit is ios 15+. One of it's new features is to detect unauthorized non-Apple parts on your device. On newer iPhones (11 and above) if you go to Settings &...


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iMacs don't have any those. MacBooks have accelerometer called SMS - Sudden Motion Sensor to protect hard drives when MacBook gets dropped. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudden_Motion_Sensor iPhones/iPads have all of those. Custom sensors (old information): https://logi.wiki/index.php/SMC_Sensor_Codes


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