iBook fan noise problem

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by knoebelsPT, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2005
    Long time reader first time poster...

    I am having a slight problem with my 1.2ghz iBook G4. A few days ago the fan, which used to come on once in a blue moon, has started to run constantly. Nothing changed in terms of usage or config.

    Is there anything I can do to reclaim my silence?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jun 2, 2003
    round the corner
    You could check the Activity Viewer see if theres a process taking up the CPUs time

    If your not doing a lot it might be one of the system's tasks that are causing it
  3. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Are you running something like Folding or SETI...? That is usually a bad idea on any laptop...
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2005
    Thanks for the advice.

    It seems that I just had too many programs open, even though most of them were just in the background. The problem seems to be under control.
  5. macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2004
    somewhere between here and there.
    Good to know, for a moment there I was thinking you might have a dirty fan. Then again the iBook is pure silence bliss. :)

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