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Cybergypsy
Feb 5, 2008, 03:31 PM
Post your temp range and highest fan speed and what you were doing at the time.
Also on Batt. or AC.



NAG
Feb 5, 2008, 03:34 PM
Fan: 2502 rpm

Temps:
CPU A: 50șC
Heatsink A: 44șC
Enclosure Bottom: 36șC
Airport Card: 36șC
Power supply 1: 44șC
Hard Drive: 32șC

Cybergypsy
Feb 5, 2008, 03:37 PM
Give us a range:)

43-69 Degrees
2440-3900 RPMs
Browsing, mail, iphoto....
1.6/80
on AC

ahaxton
Feb 5, 2008, 03:39 PM
I loaded a big ol myspace profile and it shot to 6200rpm lol

mac jones
Feb 5, 2008, 03:40 PM
Fan: 2502 rpm

Temps:
CPU A: 50șC
Heatsink A: 44șC
Enclosure Bottom: 36șC
Airport Card: 36șC
Power supply 1: 44șC
Hard Drive: 32șC


mines the same as this ,more or less.

teerexx52
Feb 5, 2008, 03:41 PM
Post your temp range and highest fan speed and what you were doing at the time.
Also on Batt. or AC.

CPU A 45-50
Fans always around 2500

Both on battery and AC

Got a bit warmer when I hooked to an external monitor but fans stayed at around 2500

NAG
Feb 5, 2008, 04:17 PM
Why are you so anal? It isn't like the couple degree variation you get per refresh is that big of a deal.

So if you want a range just ± 2șC at the end of each temp.

Scott6666
Feb 5, 2008, 04:25 PM
For those of us who don't have one in front of us, is 2,500 RPM semi-loud, inaudible, a whisper or something else?

Is 5000 RPM an intolerable roar or something else?

MazingerZ
Feb 5, 2008, 04:27 PM
For those of us who don't have one in front of us, is 2,500 RPM semi-loud, inaudible, a whisper or something else?

Is 5000 RPM an intolerable roar or something else?

I can't hear 2496rpm right now.

techlover828
Feb 5, 2008, 04:28 PM
http://sunki.quickshareit.com/share/picture15e3bd.png

duffyanneal
Feb 5, 2008, 04:29 PM
I can't hear 2496rpm right now.

Ditto, this is the most quiet machine I've ever owned and I've owned a lot. :p

NAG
Feb 5, 2008, 04:58 PM
Yeah, I couldn't hear it at home and all the fans and clicking of machines and stuff at work are way louder. It is quieter than a Wii if you want a comparison.

teerexx52
Feb 5, 2008, 04:59 PM
http://sunki.quickshareit.com/share/picture15e3bd.png

I don't show left fan right fan. Mine says exhaust fan???

NAG
Feb 5, 2008, 05:00 PM
Thats because that is from a Macbook Pro and not a Macbook Air, I'm guessing.

teerexx52
Feb 5, 2008, 05:04 PM
Thats because that is from a Macbook Pro and not a Macbook Air, I'm guessing.

OH!!!! Thanks:)

Cybergypsy
Feb 5, 2008, 05:25 PM
4000 RPMs can not be heard.....its quiet.....

spyz88
Feb 5, 2008, 05:31 PM
Mine is anywhere from 5500-6200 rpm. Is this bad? I have it on AC power and the readings say exhaust not left fan right fan. Anyone have any idea why its like this? I thought there was suppose to be near no heat where you can keep it on your lap. This thing is hot.

samkhazary
Feb 5, 2008, 05:37 PM
1.6/80GB

My fan's running at 6200 RPM, its labeled exhaust...

The CPU is at 53.

I don't know how people keep claiming this things quiet, I can hear the fan in the next room humming.

I was copying files from a thumb drive to my hard drive.

teerexx52
Feb 5, 2008, 05:39 PM
Mine is anywhere from 5500-6200 rpm. Is this bad? I have it on AC power and the readings say exhaust not left fan right fan. Anyone have any idea why its like this? I thought there was suppose to be near no heat where you can keep it on your lap. This thing is hot.

Are you finding hot on the bottom? My fans never seem to ramp up. Always about 2500 and temps between 45-50.

The left fan right fan is because it was from a macbook pro.

diabolic
Feb 5, 2008, 05:55 PM
I don't think my fans have ramped up at all since I bought it. Right now my fan speed is at 2502, temp at 47. I wonder if the HDD model gets warmer.

NAG
Feb 5, 2008, 06:03 PM
Yeah, what are you doing to cause it to ramp up to 6500 rpm?

teerexx52
Feb 5, 2008, 06:03 PM
I don't think my fans have ramped up at all since I bought it. Right now my fan speed is at 2502, temp at 47. I wonder if the HDD model gets warmer.

Mine either and mine is the 80gb

Cybergypsy
Feb 5, 2008, 06:11 PM
Mine was going crazy but it has calmed down alot....now running the norm 50/2500RPMs when mine is running normal its dead silent

ubercool
Feb 5, 2008, 06:22 PM
Mine has consistently been around 2500rpm, inaudible, mostly browsing, word processing and other light duties, like Bento, Splash ID, Kitty Spangles Solitaire. :)

spyz88
Feb 5, 2008, 07:46 PM
Yeah, what are you doing to cause it to ramp up to 6500 rpm?
Nothing literally. I was browsing the web and I dont have alot of programs running. It was part of the reason I got it because I was able to put it on my lap. Its as hot as my Macbook if not hotter.

Also it was happening today at work and it was on a chilly desk and it was running at 6200 rpm. I hope this is something they can fix with software. :(

Cybergypsy
Feb 5, 2008, 07:56 PM
Nothing literally. I was browsing the web and I dont have alot of programs running. It was part of the reason I got it because I was able to put it on my lap. Its as hot as my Macbook if not hotter.

Also it was happening today at work and it was on a chilly desk and it was running at 6200 rpm. I hope this is something they can fix with software. :(like i said mine was crazy last night it now is 52/2496 so give it time:)

ahaxton
Feb 5, 2008, 08:03 PM
like i said mine was crazy last night it now is 52/2496 so give it time:)


Have you tried loading different myspace profiles? or things very processor intensive? What I think is what happens is it'll speed up the fan to no end and it doesn't really know when to stop or slow down. I think its a glitch that can be fixed with a software update. Even I have noticed the super fan speed when I plugged in my external hd into the usb drive. It went up to 6100rpm. I unmounted it and within 10 minutes or so it was back to 2500 or so.

Cybergypsy
Feb 5, 2008, 08:06 PM
Have you tried loading different myspace profiles? or things very processor intensive? What I think is what happens is it'll speed up the fan to no end and it doesn't really know when to stop or slow down. I think its a glitch that can be fixed with a software update. Even I have noticed the super fan speed when I plugged in my external hd into the usb drive. It went up to 6100rpm. I unmounted it and within 10 minutes or so it was back to 2500 or so.
Mine has been 50/2400 for the last few hours no issues at all :)

ahaxton
Feb 5, 2008, 08:07 PM
Mine has been 50/2400 for the last few hours no issues at all :)

Not to sound negative, but I would think it can be triggered back on lol. Its happening to me every time I plug in my external hd to the usb port on the MBA.

Cybergypsy
Feb 5, 2008, 08:14 PM
the will have a fix soon......

ahaxton
Feb 5, 2008, 08:15 PM
the will have a fix soon......

Definitely. They probably know about it already.

spyz88
Feb 5, 2008, 08:35 PM
Definitely. They probably know about it already.

I hope they do come out with a fix. I just noticed that the left arrow key is not perfectly flat like the other keys it looks like its up to one side. Is anyone elses like that?!?

bjdraw
Feb 5, 2008, 09:43 PM
It seems the fans kick on sooner than they do on my MBP. The fans are very quiet at 2500, and even at 4000, they are tollerable, but at 6500, they are really cranking some noise.

I was using skype earlier and the CPU was at about 160F and the fans were at 6500 and I almost asked the person on skype if they could hear the fans.

I use skype video chat all the time on my MBP and the fans have never gotten that loud on it.

ahaxton
Feb 5, 2008, 09:44 PM
It seems the fans kick on sooner than they do on my MBP. The fans are very quiet at 2500, and even at 4000, they are tollerable, but at 6500, they are really cranking some noise.

I was using skype earlier and the CPU was at about 160F and the fans were at 6500 and I almost asked the person on skype if they could hear the fans.

I use skype video chat all the time on my MBP and the fans have never gotten that loud on it.

It's totally looking like a bug that is sure to be fixed in a software update.

NAG
Feb 5, 2008, 09:51 PM
I think it might be related to how clean 10.5 installs are really bogged down for a while until the system finishes reindexing or whatnot.

davricho
Feb 7, 2008, 05:19 AM
CPU 53 degrees
Fan speed 6100
CPU usage 20%
(Watching a MP4 file with VLC player and browsing with Firefox)

rost12
Feb 7, 2008, 06:15 AM
CPU 37 Celsius
CPU usage 5%
Fan speed 6200rpm :(

All I have is Safari open, running on battery power.

chp5592
Feb 7, 2008, 01:09 PM
Here's my scenario.

I often have firefox or safari open with a live streaming ameritrade stock JAVA window. For sure, the fan goes to max no matter what.

Now I closed the JAVA window, than the fan is back way down...

It seems that running this live streaming JAVA window is pretty high CPU utilization stuff!!

LizKat
Feb 7, 2008, 10:49 PM
cpu a 48
heatsink a 44
Enclosure bottom 31
Airport Card 38
Power supp 1 45
Hd 0 (lol its the ssd)
Exhaust 2494

cpu 75% idle

surfing w/ firefox
listening to stuff on my Air's iTunes library (thru the Air's speaker)
text editing w/ a few windows open

i'm plugged in but it's charged 100%


@ spyz88 - my up and down arrow keys are not exactly level with each other, the down arrow is a tad lower than the up one.

rost12
Feb 7, 2008, 11:18 PM
CPU 37 Celsius
CPU usage 5%
Fan speed 6200rpm :(

Got a replacement MBA. With Safari and iTunes, my new stats are as follows:
CPU 47 celsius
CPU usage 10%
Fan speed 2500rpm.

In other words, if yours is loud for no reason - bring it in and get it replaced. It ain't normal!

macenforcer
Feb 8, 2008, 01:52 PM
the will have a fix soon......

NO they won't. The macbook exhibits the exact same behavior and has been this way since the santa rosas came out. No fix in site. I have returned 2 of them for the fan noise issue alone. Must wait for Penryn.

TxMacAddict
Feb 8, 2008, 02:03 PM
50 degrees & 2500 RPM while browsing.

only time I've heard the fan was when I started playing around in Photo Booth.

SCMedic
Feb 8, 2008, 02:49 PM
Mine is consistenly 53 degree's and around 2500rpms.. I have seen 5k or so when I was importing a lot of stuff off of an external HD, but even at that speed, the fan is whisper quiet on my 1 day old 1.6/HDD...

Scott6666
Feb 8, 2008, 02:56 PM
NO they won't. The macbook exhibits the exact same behavior and has been this way since the santa rosas came out. No fix in site. I have returned 2 of them for the fan noise issue alone. Must wait for Penryn.

The processor on the MBA is rated at 20W versus 35W or so for the Santa Rosas. They should be a lot quieter than the Macbook. Given the notes on the forums I think that most are quiet and the few that are not have some sort of actual defect (insufficient thernal paste?) in the individual manufacturing.

BTW my understanding is that the Penryn chips are still at 35W. Intel says they are "cooler and more energy efficient" but watts are watts. I don't see how the refreshed macbooks will be any cooler/quieter than the current versions.

dthree36
Feb 8, 2008, 03:04 PM
My fan has been running nonstop since i got it three days ago and is at 6188rpm and running at 49 degrees for the processor. Any suggestions, is this considered a defect? I can be doing nothing and it will run that fast and is loud.

Cybergypsy
Feb 8, 2008, 03:09 PM
Mine is great now no issues and no fan sound

MazingerZ
Feb 8, 2008, 03:10 PM
Mine is great now no issues and no fan sound

That's cool! What software is that?

Cybergypsy
Feb 8, 2008, 03:15 PM
Istat menu, batt is slimbattery monitor, the ball is eye fi a wifi SD card amazing, LOL

matthewHUB
Feb 8, 2008, 04:26 PM
CPU 35 degrees
fans ~2500

1.8 SSD light use

squaremon
Feb 8, 2008, 06:03 PM
how do you see what the temp your computer is running?

NAG
Feb 8, 2008, 06:23 PM
Download the istat widget or menu software, install it and use it. Your computer has a bunch of sensors, the software just lets you see the info.

macenforcer
Feb 8, 2008, 06:30 PM
The processor on the MBA is rated at 20W versus 35W or so for the Santa Rosas. They should be a lot quieter than the Macbook. Given the notes on the forums I think that most are quiet and the few that are not have some sort of actual defect (insufficient thernal paste?) in the individual manufacturing.

BTW my understanding is that the Penryn chips are still at 35W. Intel says they are "cooler and more energy efficient" but watts are watts. I don't see how the refreshed macbooks will be any cooler/quieter than the current versions.

Yes, you are correct about the wattage but there are 2 constants within the macbook and macbook air. They both use the x3100 graphics and both cpus use the same core architecture. Now I believe its those 2 factors. I think the x3100 gets very hot, more so than the 945 chip did and that the core 2 duo core has a tendency to JUMP from cool to hot instantly when utilized. The Pentium M never did that and neither did the core duo which is a dual Pentium M. I think the core 2 duo 65nm on the santa rosa platform is just not efficient at all. I would say it has to do with the 800mhz bus but who knows. The result is the cpu goes very hot when minor things are done on the computer and it causes the fans to spin up very high.

If you fans are not over 6200rpm then you are just ad idle. Watch youtube or run spotlight indexer, it will go nuts. Or at least my macbooks did.

dthree36
Feb 8, 2008, 07:41 PM
OK, so I have my MBA for 3 days now and my fan is constantly running at 6192 rpm. That is definitely not normal but my processor never goes above 50 degrees. Although the noise is not extremely loud, it is a bit annoying especially when other MBA are averaging les than half if not more than half my speed.. I called Apples phone tech support and they walked be through the power management reset by holding shift+option+control+power Button but that did nothing. I then followed a few other guided steps but same thing still at 6200 rpm no matter the power setting selected. only 3.2% on the cpu load. So what gives. I surely didn't drop over 3k to get a great notebook with a hardware flaw.

Ok, so now I am escalated to a level 2 hardware specialist and I get asked a few questions about the issue and run through one or two steps I no longer recall. In the end the solution to get this repaired is to take it to the Apple store and request a DOA exchange. Seeing how the stock levels at the stores is always at a minimal, I went down there anyway and as expected, no stock.

So after escalating the issue with the manager and presenting the Phone support case #, I now have a reservation for a the first Macbook Air they receive in their next shipment.

High spinning fans are not normal and I guess I would advise anyone who is having the problem pursue something becasue it is your money and you should get your moneys worth. Unless you don't care ingore what I say and be happy with your fast spinning fan.