Intel Duo Mini Fan Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Hibbity, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Hibbity macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2005
    I just traded up a G4 mini for a core duo mini, and I must say i'm not too impressed yet. Intel is clearly not as stable yet, its not really much faster, and the fan NEVER STOPS! plus it's significantly louder than the fan in my G4. is this just the standard, or is there a problem? Any advice is appreciated.
  2. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

    Jul 2, 2006
    Sometimes the fan controler cable gets disconected during a memory upgrade and the fan runs much as you have described it.
  3. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    What are you running on the Intel Mini? If you're running apps under Rosetta or just doing email and browsing then it probably won't seem appreciably faster.
  4. NoNameBrand macrumors 6502

    Nov 17, 2005
    Halifax, Canada
    Follow the instructions on Apple's site for resetting the SMC. If you ever want them to come on full blast, follow the instructions for resetting the PMU on the G4 minis (I know it's not the same model, but doing it will cause the Mac mini to boot with the fan going full tilt).

    I had a defective mini that wouldn't turn the fan on, ever, unless you reset the SMC as described in the second link. It would shut down if the temperature hit 80°C.
  5. Apple Corps macrumors 68020

    Apr 26, 2003
    Hibbity - How much RAM do you have???

    Our Intel core duo mini (w/2GB) is totally silent - cool and fast - very impressed and may be the best Apple for the $$$ - could not be more pleased.
  6. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    That happened to me when I first did my Mini RAM upgrade. If yours has been opened for any reason, it's likely that this cable could be disconnected. I'm fairly sure it's right on the front of the Mini, when you open up the case.
  7. Hibbity thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2005
    You guys are great. i opened it up and sure enough the cable was undone popped it back in and I'm'm back to the whisper quiet that I love so much about these minis. thanks for the help!

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