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Insatiable
Nov 12, 2005, 09:02 AM
I'm running OS 10.4.3. I've had the computer for about 2 months and the fans are incredibly loud and obnoxious. The machine is silent for a minute or two and then the fans just start roaring. This is really frustrating and borderline intolerable. Is this a hardware or an OS problem? Any help anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated...I would hate to get rid of this machine because I waited YEARS to buy a new Apple, but I can't have a computer that functions this way...Thanks!

Hyernel
Nov 12, 2005, 09:24 AM
Pretty new to the G5 myself, but I stumbled upon this...

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20051106063023177

Addresses fan control. Hope it helps.

Hyernel

Insatiable
Nov 13, 2005, 02:42 AM
Hyernel, I followed your link and made the adjustment in System Prefs; the machine runs much, much quieter now. Thanks very much for your help!!!!

Will Cheyney
Nov 13, 2005, 06:20 AM
Cool! Thanks.

Will Cheyney
Nov 13, 2005, 11:18 AM
Having the setting on 'Highest' causes the old quiet beeping from within to occur. Was a proper fix ever found for this?

Will Cheyney
Nov 16, 2005, 04:43 AM
I just installed the CHUD tools and disabled napping in the processor options. Wow. Eliminates all annoying noises.