PowerBook fan issue

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by NEENAHBOY, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Upon launching Azureus and beginning to download a huge file, the fans kicked into high gear. I found this quite odd, since Temperature Monitor indicated that it was running at a constant temperature of 123.8F throughout the download process. Not too hot that the fans would need to come on, I thought. However, I chalked it up to Azureus being a processor-intensive app and moved on.

    The download finished today and I closed Azureus, but the fans are still on and the temperature is still constant at 123.8F. This is interesting because on my previous PowerBook (a Rev. B) I never used to hear the fans kick on until the processor reached about 136F.

    I feel nothing but room temperature air being emitted from the back vent.

    Have they changed the minimum processor temperature that causes the fans to activate? I must say, this humming noise is very distracting.
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    From Canada, living in Seoul
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    Those temperatures are normal operating temperatures. Weird. If its still under warranty, call Apple and haver fixed.
     

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