Lightroom CC 2015.7: Another performance issue

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Lightroom 2015.5 was a total failure due to the very slow issue. Fortunately, this was sorted out with LR CC 2015.6 but still with some other small bugs. However, since the update to 2015.7, the processor of my laptop (Macbook Pro 15, 2015) keeps overheating each time i'm working on pictures. The fan triggers and then the whole computer slows down because of the overheating.
I can't understand how a company like adobe keeps updating issues. These programs are meant to be for professionals who earn a living from photography and Adobe fools them with bugged software. Why is that? Now when will this issue be sorted out?
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Jean-Jacques FABIEN

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LR can use most of your computer's resources (as it should), and it's normal (and expected) that the Macbook's fans will run when the processor is working hard.  See this Apple support article: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202179  My Macbook Pro 15" mid 2015 usually runs its fans when I'm running LR.

If your computer is slowing down or crashing because it is overheating, and the fans' vents aren't blocked as described in the support article,  then that's a problem with your hardware and you should get it serviced. Sometimes the fans clog with dust and become less effective.
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Jean-Jacques FABIEN

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Dear John,

Thanks for your reply. My macbook is pretty new (9 months) and when working on pictures on lightroom on previous versions, the fan was not triggering, only when opening another editing application (Photoshop, OnOne, etc...) However, since the upgrade to 2015.7 it's becoming a fashion to start to overheat each time I work in the develop module. As soon as I stop, the fan stops (like writing this message now, the fan has stopped even though Lightroom is open). + It slows down the laptop. 
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I don't know what accounts for the change in behavior you observed, but it's normal for LR to use all of your computer's resources while you're doing work.  We want it to use all of our computer (just see all the posts here complaining about how slow LR is).   When your computer is being used heavily by any application, it's normal for the fan to run.  If your computer overheats and slows down or crashes, then that is definitely a hardware problem that needs attention.  A software application can never cause a properly functioning computer to overheat.
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Jean-Jacques, are you by any chance using an external drive or writing out xmp files? Please check the permissions in the finder on your catalog file and on the folders where your images are stored. Somebody else was having fan ramping and machine slowing down problems that turned out to be caused by permissions that mysteriously got changed and I had a similar problem on an external drive where the Sierra upgrade to Mac OS X had messed up my external's permissions causing weird issues with Lightroom. Setting them right so my user account has write permissions everywhere (and making sure to progress this recursively through the hierarchy) fixed them. 
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Jean-Jacques FABIEN

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Hello,

I indeed use an external HD. But i've checked the permissions and they are all in write and read. So can't really understand.

Thanks for the help.

Kind regards