MacBook CD fans question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joshwest, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. joshwest macrumors 65816

    joshwest

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    Hey guys just picked up a CD refurb 1.83 Macbook but everytime i watch a movie like a quicktime filed thats around 750 mb, the fans turn on full blast is this norm. or is this dreaded fan issue?
     
  2. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Well, since it's reading the drive, it may be normal.

    Have you tried a cooling pad of any sort?

    Does it have the latest firmware updates installed?
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    IIRC, the dreaded fan issue was when they mooed (turned on and then almost immediately back off).
     
  4. nermal0 macrumors regular

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    I have exactly the same Macbook and a new Macbook C2D 2GHz. My old Macbook's fans turn on full blast whenever I play Quicktime, XVID or Flash videos. The C2D is dead silent during video playback.

    So I would say: for your model, it's normal.
     
  5. Gosh macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Make sure you have the latest Software/Firmware updates.

    I thought my MacBook was revving up for no apparent reason.

    This little utility seems to work for me. http://www.lobotomo.com/products/FanControl/

    Keep a note of the initial settings: base speed, lower threshold, upper threshold (note a MacBook only has one fan). If you set the base speed a bit higher (say 2700rpm) the fan is still barely audible but it seems to do a more consistent job of keeping the MacBook cool. Cooler and quieter!

    Also nice to note that this freeware includes uninstall intructions too but I'm keeping it!:)
     

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