Fan inside MacBook won't stop running

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Samelson03, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Well, the topic says it all. I have 512MB memory in my MacBook. And, I normally have iTunes, iChat, windows open. Can it be slowing down becuase I barely have any memory?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    I would say so. I would not use anything less than 1gb of RAM on anything newer than 10.3.
     
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    Beric

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    It's the graphics card (or lack of one, that is). I got a 2 Ghz. processor and 2 GB of RAM. When I play demanding games, the fan runs nonstop for hours on end.
     
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  5. macrumors member

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    He never said anything about playing games, much less demanding games, in his post.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I wont play games on a MacBook ever. I'm going to put 2 gigs in it once I order it.
     
  7. macrumors member

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    Two gigs is a world of difference from 512. I immediately noticed the difference from 1->2 gigs, so yours should be much more dramatic. My fan still shoots up pretty fast sometimes, but I'd say i can't even hear it about 90% of the time. Good luck :)
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    make sure you don't have anything in your print que. i know this sounds silly but i couldn't find out why my wife's macbook with 2 gig's fan wouldn't turn off. they figured it out at the genius bar.
     

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