Rev A 12' PB Fan and 10.3.4

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Teronke, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. Teronke macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I've found that the update to 10.3.4 still results in the fan running constantly on my Rev A 12' PB. This is particularly annoying especially when working in a quiet area e.g. a library.

    Is there any way to get round this??? I had previously installed Silent Night when I was running 10.3.2. However, that work around no longer seems to work.

    I may have to revert back to my cloned 10.3.2 if no solution is out there, which is a shame since most of the updates requires one to be running 10.3.4.

    Any advice would be most welcomed

    Cheers
     
  2. frenetic macrumors regular

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    Have you tried zapping pram and resetting the power manager? Also, repair your permissions. If that doesn't work get back here.
     
  3. Teronke thread starter macrumors member

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    Done all that however the fan still kicks in much earlier than it ever did pre-10.3.2

    Basically every time I hook it up to the mains the fan will start running after a 1/2 hour or so. And this is when I'm only emailing and surfing.

    On the upside the PB does seem to run cooler though.

    However, on balance I would prefer a warmer PB over a noiser one anyday especially if stuck in a place like the library
     
  4. frenetic macrumors regular

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    I think that's normal behaviour, actually. If I remember correctly in 10.3.2 they lowered the temperature at which fan the kicks in. I've also noticed on my former 12 rev A that the fan would start blowing during charging. Apparently heat rises very rapidly while charging, and it is quite unrelated to CPU use. So if you are in a library try to work on battery, that way the fan will rarely start...
     
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