Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 6, 2011, 10:05 AM   #1
Ollie N
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Macbook Fan is REALLY loud

I have a macbook early 2008 and the fans are so loud i use a room cooling fan to get it to shut up. After about 20 minuets of web surfing, EMail, etc. My temps are 150 F and 6200 RPM on the fans. Here is my activity monitor screen shot
Please Help
Ollie N is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2011, 10:06 AM   #2
miles01110
macrumors 604
 
miles01110's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
Flash/Youtube/web video is probably the culprit.
__________________
Got a problem? Check here first.
miles01110 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2011, 10:06 AM   #3
simsaladimbamba
macrumors Core
 
simsaladimbamba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: located
Tried this yet? Intel-based Macs: Resetting the System Management Controller (SMC)
__________________
FREEdomly passports. Circumwent bürocrazy.
simsaladimbamba is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2011, 10:07 AM   #4
daleycss
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
uninstall flash. see how much it helps. it might, or it might not. you never know.
daleycss is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2011, 10:11 AM   #5
simsaladimbamba
macrumors Core
 
simsaladimbamba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: located
Quote:
Originally Posted by daleycss View Post
uninstall flash. see how much it helps. it might, or it might not. you never know.
One could also just use a Flash blocker like ClickToFlash (Safari) or FlashBlock (Chrome) before uninstalling Flash. It works for me and ClickToFlash even allows me to watch many videos in its native .mp4 format.
__________________
FREEdomly passports. Circumwent bürocrazy.
simsaladimbamba is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2011, 10:18 AM   #6
Ollie N
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by miles01110 View Post
Flash/Youtube/web video is probably the culprit.
Yes this usually makes it go up fast but it even goes up with normal browsing
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsaladimbamba View Post
Nothing Happened Same result
Ollie N is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2011, 10:20 AM   #7
miles01110
macrumors 604
 
miles01110's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ollie N View Post
Yes this usually makes it go up fast but it even goes up with normal browsing
Even "normal browsing" can still have Flash or video (ads, for example).
__________________
Got a problem? Check here first.
miles01110 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2011, 10:23 AM   #8
Ollie N
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by miles01110 View Post
Even "normal browsing" can still have Flash or video (ads, for example).
WEll I'll try flash block and get back to you

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ollie N View Post
WEll I'll try flash block and get back to you
Ok so I installed flashblock
SHut down
Held a cooling an over my mac for about 5 min and then turned it back on and it was bout 90 F then I open chrome and go to lifehacker ALMOST INSTANTLY the fans start coming on

Last edited by annk; Feb 6, 2011 at 01:15 PM. Reason: Post merge - please use the multi-quote function
Ollie N is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2011, 08:51 PM   #9
Morley7
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
So is it only browsing that causes it? What if you do something like watch a movie in VLC or photo editing? What about just sitting at the desktop with nothing running? That doesn't seem like the right temp for the fan to kick in that hard. Mine will only go to about 4000 rpm at about 75-80 Celcius.
Morley7 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 7, 2011, 02:09 AM   #10
Ollie N
Thread Starter
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Morley7 View Post
So is it only browsing that causes it? What if you do something like watch a movie in VLC or photo editing? What about just sitting at the desktop with nothing running? That doesn't seem like the right temp for the fan to kick in that hard. Mine will only go to about 4000 rpm at about 75-80 Celcius.
Well that kicks it in faster I don't know about anything else because browsing is usually the first thing I do on my Mac

Could login apps be causing this possibly?

EDIT:doing nothing does nothing as in the fans don't go
Ollie N is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Mac Basics and Help

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macbook 2006 Fan suddenly slow and loud Ih8reno MacBook 4 Apr 12, 2014 09:54 AM
Macbook Pro loud fan baardkolstad MacBook Pro 2 Sep 17, 2013 10:31 AM
MacBook Loud Fan Problem TET879 MacBook 6 Jan 26, 2013 05:56 PM
Macbook Pro fan is loud while using Handbrake RH5 MacBook Pro 10 Aug 14, 2012 12:50 AM
what cause the macbook to have loud fan noise tbluhp MacBook 2 Jun 1, 2012 09:03 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC