iBook fan noise problem

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

  1. knoebelsPT
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    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. Darwin
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    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. Mitthrawnuruodo
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    Are you running something like Folding or SETI...? That is usually a bad idea on any laptop...
     
  4. knoebelsPT
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    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. maya
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    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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