Every time I watch YouTube on my Macbook Pro, the CPU usage spikes massively (sometimes over 150%) and the fan starts whirring continuously really loudly.
It is a dual-core 4th gen i5 with 8GB RAM, is that not enough?
I have tried disabling hardware acceleration but that does nothing.
I have also tried performing an SMC and that didn’t help.
I am only trying to watch at 1080p
Any help is greatly appreciated
Which Version of Brave are you running?
Here’s something you can try in the meantime, as a work-around:
- Visit brave://flags/#brave-adblock-cosmetic-filtering
- Enable this option
- You’ll be prompted to restart- go ahead and do that
- Problem should be fixed
^— Autor: clifton
Hi, I am on the latest version: Version 1.7.92 Chromium: 80.0.3987.163 (Official Build) (64-bit)
I think enabling that has helped a lot. Many thanks
Edit: Whilst better, CPU usage from the GPU and Renderer is still quite high. WindowServer is high as well and the fan is still going constantly
I just deleted the browser, removed all traces of Brave on my computer and then re-installed and now the problem is completely fixed.
The fan doesn’t run constantly and the CPU usage has now reduced back to 15-20%
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