New Mac Quad makes loud fan noise when sleeping

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Khashyar, May 6, 2006.

  1. Khashyar macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi Everyone,

    I recently bought a refurbished Mac Quad, and everything was running fine until today.

    I installed 4 GB of RAM, as well as an AJA Kona LHe audio/video capture card, and now, when my Mac sleeps, the fan runs on high and there is a clearly audible fan noise that seems too loud, and a noise level that I never hear when I am working on my Mac.

    I also recently installed all of the Mac OS updates.

    Does anyone know what this might be and how I might fix the issue?

    Thanks,

    Khashyar
     
  2. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Have you tried pulling out the AJA card? Sometimes third party issues arise causing weird things to happen.
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I would also pull out the RAM (separately from the AJA card to see which one is the problem).
     
  4. Khashyar thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Eric and 4God...

    I can try that to isolate the issue.

    You would think that companies selling high quality (and expensive) hardware would test for conflicts more throughly.... :) instead of customers having to spend their time solving hardware issues.

    Thanks again,

    Khashyar
     

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