10.4.2 and fans on iBook/G4/800

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mkrishnan, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Has anyone else noticed that 10.4.2 gives much more fan activity and heat production for them than previous versions of Tiger and Panther? I've been noticing my fans running a lot more than they ever used to. On the flipside, 10.4.2 is the first time Tiger has been really stable for me.

    Here are some details:
    - My power settings call for Automatic processor performance on wall plug and Reduced on battery. The issue primarily happens on wall plug.

    - I have tried reducing the number of widgets I have running, and also got rid of Dasher, which seems to provoke more mental activity on the part of widgets and make them consume more resources, somehow....

    - I get the fan running in the following circumstance, alongside others, which surprises me in particular: Mail and Safari running minimized, Adium running open (and logged in, but no chat sessions), and iTunes playing a playlist of 128 AACs. I plugged the computer into the stereo via line out, and played a playlist, and I came back to the computer and noticed the fan was running. I don't believe the fan would have run under this circumstance in the past.

    - Overall, my fan time is low -- maybe <5-10% of active computer usage time. But it was <1% before -- I hardly ever used to get the fan running.

    Any similar observations? Any fixes? :eek:

    Thanks! :)
     
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    This seems to happen with some updates one gives more fan speed and the next one gives dead silence :confused:
     
  3. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Ummmm... I know you are but what am I? :p
     
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    I hit the button to earily.......sorry :eek:
     
  5. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    LOL...gotcha! :eek: I know I've heard other people make these complaints before. The weird thing... is that I don't have constant fan action. It's still a small % of the time. Which I guess is a good thing, but it makes me unsure of whether or not there's a "bug." Actually, though, getting rid of Dasher does seem to have helped. I like that program, but it also seemed to screw up the computer falling asleep when inactive (but not when I close the lid).

    I guess I can hold off until 10.4.3 and see what happens.

    It is weird, though, no? How different people have such different experiences with the dot upgrades? I remember 10.3.7, I think, was terrible for me. And then 10.3.8 was beautiful, and so was 10.3.9. But then other people had the opposite experience....
     

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