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CPU gets hot when watching videos with Firefox

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I monitor the temperature of my PC's CPU with a program called Core Temp. The CPU gets up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit when watching videos. Stayed between 100-115 degrees Fahrenheit when I was using Chrome. The temperature is around 98 as I write this, no video playing. Why is this?

I monitor the temperature of my PC's CPU with a program called Core Temp. The CPU gets up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit when watching videos. Stayed between 100-115 degrees Fahrenheit when I was using Chrome. The temperature is around 98 as I write this, no video playing. Why is this?

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Make sure you have NOT disabled hardware acceleration.

If the videos are on youtube, it may help to install h264ify.

You can try force-enabling hardware video decoding by going to about:config and changing media.hardware-video-decoding.force-enabled to true then restart the browser.