Macbook Fan is REALLY loud

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ollie N, Feb 6, 2011.

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    Ollie N

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    I have a macbook early 2008 and the fans are so loud i use a room cooling fan to get it to shut up. After about 20 minuets of web surfing, EMail, etc. My temps are 150 F and 6200 RPM on the fans. Here is my activity monitor screen shot
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    Flash/Youtube/web video is probably the culprit.
     
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    uninstall flash. see how much it helps. it might, or it might not. you never know.
     
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    One could also just use a Flash blocker like ClickToFlash (Safari) or FlashBlock (Chrome) before uninstalling Flash. It works for me and ClickToFlash even allows me to watch many videos in its native .mp4 format.
     
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    Even "normal browsing" can still have Flash or video (ads, for example).
     
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    Ollie N

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    WEll I'll try flash block and get back to you

    Ok so I installed flashblock
    SHut down
    Held a cooling an over my mac for about 5 min and then turned it back on and it was bout 90 F then I open chrome and go to lifehacker ALMOST INSTANTLY the fans start coming on
     
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    So is it only browsing that causes it? What if you do something like watch a movie in VLC or photo editing? What about just sitting at the desktop with nothing running? That doesn't seem like the right temp for the fan to kick in that hard. Mine will only go to about 4000 rpm at about 75-80 Celcius.
     
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    Ollie N

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    Well that kicks it in faster I don't know about anything else because browsing is usually the first thing I do on my Mac

    Could login apps be causing this possibly?

    EDIT:doing nothing does nothing as in the fans don't go
     

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