Excessive Fan RPM

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mac000, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. mac000 macrumors 6502a

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    If I try to play a computer game on my MacBook Pro while its connected to an external monitor the fans speed up pretty high and stay that way. Is that they way these laptops are and is there a way to reduce the fan noise?

    I'm playing Age of Empires III and the Sims 2 and i believe the Activity monitor says they each take 100% CPU usage, is this normal?


    using a MBP 2.16 2GB,
     
  2. astrid87 macrumors newbie

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    Yes, that's the way they are. Be lucky that your fan works like that. Mine ran too slow all the time, and I installed SMCfanControl so I could control the speed and make them faster... that just made one of my fans die :(

    I wouldn't worry... you should worry if they DON'T work fast enough.
     
  3. mac000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not worried, I would just like them not to be so loud while I'm trying to enjoy a game!
     
  4. astrid87 macrumors newbie

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    Do you have a newer Macbook Pro, with Core Duo 2? I got mine in March, just a few months after the MBP first came out. Apparently the newer ones have quieter fans.
     

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