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    Left fan running but won't increase speed, fan control shows 0rpm

    So I have this weird issue with my Mid-2014 Macbook Pro 15" (2.8, 16gb ram, dual graphics): Left fan always shows 0 rpm in various fan control apps. After opening the bottom case, I see the left fan is clearly running idle at minimum, but won’t increase speed after maxing the speed through the...
  2. NikkiAngel

    2018 MBA Running So Hot My Fingers Are Affected

    Hi All.. I have a 2018 13" MBA - 1.6GHz i5, 16GB 550GB. I use my MBA with two HP External monitors and the MBA open. No other devices are connected. I perform, what I consider to be basic tasks, Microsoft Applications, Word, Excel, Safari for 99.9% of my browsing. I use other apps such as...
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    MBA 2020, limit max temp or max clock speed somehow?

    Hi I'm waiting for my order on a 2020 Air base model bumped to i5 cpu. Every day I get big doubts, especially when reading and watching what people say on the interwebs. Let's say heat or noise is unacceptable.. How could I change that? I would be fine having a 2020 mba that maxes out turbo...
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    Recommended Place to Order Replacement Fan

    I've got an early 2008 Mac Pro. The label on the Mac says Model No. A1186, Mac Pro/3.0. The front fan has failed and I wanted to replace it. I ordered a used fan from MacPartsDepot, but that turned out to be a mistake. While their website shows the correct fan, the one that was delivered is...
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    Could use some help on ibook G3 fan

    Hello! I am really new to PowerPC ibooks, and I recently got my hands on a ibook G3 500mhz model. To say the least it is a amazing ancient computer(coming up on 20 years old!). I have had one issue with it though. The fan never turns on. I was reading about how the ibook G3 model were in the...
  6. haralds

    MP 1,1-5,1 CPU Cage Fan removal question

    I need to replace my rear CPU cage fan. It is starting to get noisy indicating bearing wear. It looks like I should be able to remove the fan after sliding out the CPU tray without removing the full cage. It appears to be held in place by a tab/clip. The plug might be a bit of fiddle but looks...
  7. alchemistics

    Yes the 16" MBP does run quieter with an eGPU on an external Monitor

    I share this information with you because I saw it coming up in several Threads if the 16" MBP connected to an eGPU does (and if how much) run quiter compared to having the monitor connected to the internal dGPU. And it does. Obviously. Quite a bit, in my personal use case - Webdevelopment (CPU...
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    UPGRADE Xserve 2,1 early 2008 from single to dual CPU

    Hey, I have upgraded my early 2008 2,1 Xserve with 1x 2,8 GHz Quad Core Xeon with a second same CPU. This was a few years ago in late 2013 and have never realy used it. Only a few hours. In late 2016 the trouble started with an issue of CPU B FAN 2 IN spinning at 18 - 19k rpm all the time...
  9. 9873697

    cooler does not work on a Mac but works on a win laptop

    Hello I purchased a laptop cooler pad but when I connect it with my Macbook it does not work. Do I have to install drivers or something to work? It works with my win 10 laptop without just a usb connection but I don't find an answer online why it does not cool on the Mac. I use my powerbank so...
  10. Jupiter-8

    iMac Pro iMac Pro Vega 64X fan noise?

    Hi everyone. Long time lurker, first time poster. How does the Vega 64X impact fan noise in the 8-Core or 10-Core iMac Pro? I’d love to hear from anyone using this config, especially for music production and design related work. A bit of background… After weeks of research, I'm about to pull...
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    Fan control software

    Hello guys, I've been having some trouble with heat on my macbook pro mid 2012 and I downloaded a software called "SMC fan control", it's icon is a nuclear sign by the way. So whenever the heat builds up to 60 degrees or higher I speed up the fans somewhere around its maximum speed (6000rpm)...
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    My iMac keeps going to sleep while I'm working.

    This has been happening almost since I purchased the computer however it's continued to get worse with each passing month. Especially when working in Photoshop (especially the lasso tool), my iMac will just go to sleep on it's own. Even more so when something is streaming in the background. I...
  13. Pandamania

    Broken Fan?

    My Macbook pro was closed and sitting on the table when my baby pulled it off and it hit the tile floor on the lower left hand corner. It dented the corner and broke my screen so I didn't use it for awhile until I could get the screen fixed. However, it's been fixed for about a week and just...
  14. docatl

    Hot Macbook Pro : this is not a drill

    Hi, I run a MacBook Pro (15-inch Unibody, Mid 2012, 2.6GHz Core i7, 16GB, SSD, GT 650M 1GB) on an external 1080p display. The computer runs quite hot while doing light tasks like watching 1080p 60fps youtube video. I like it silent and the fans' noise bother me. I have always taken great care...
  15. WrightBrain

    CPU temps – 27 in vs 21.5

    I've done a lot of reading about how on the 27in iMac, the 4.2 Ghz i7 version runs hot and spins up the fan, while the 3.8 Ghz i5 version seems to run cooler. I was wondering if the 21.5 in iMac with the 3.6 Ghz i7 runs hot or not? Does anyone have any CPU temps to share? I was basically...
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    2017 MacBook air, fan never slows down

    I have the latest iteration of the 2017 13" MBA, running macOS 10.12.latest, and I have an annoying problem with the fan. Every time the fan starts up it will stay running, forever, and never throttle down to lower RPM, not even after sitting idle for half an hour with no CPU/GPU load...
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    cMP 4,1 / 5,1 Exhaust fan replacement

    Hey folks, the rear exhaust fan of my cMP 4,1 started to rattle and make noises. Therefore I'd like to replace it. I found some used cMP fans on ebay and was wondering if I can use a 3,1 exhaust fan as well? Are they interchangeable? The design looks very similar. Thanks.
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    2018 MacBook Pro 15” - Fans Behaviour with External Display

    Hi, I’ve recently got a 2 week old baseline 15” MacBook Pro (2018) and got a question about its fans. When I’m using the Mac with its own display, everything works fine. Fans come on with heavy load, easily going down as it eases. However, when I’ve got my single LG 4K monitor plugged in...
  19. NoFanNoFun

    Battery and Fan issues (SMC?)

    Hello MacRumors, About two weeks ago my battery died suddenly. After this, my battery icon alternated between an X and 100% charge with a replace soon indicator. Computer died whenever not plugged in. I ordered a replacement from MacSales.com and upon replacement everything seemed to be great...
  20. bonjourx

    Macbook pro 2018 15' weird crackling/ static fan noise on low, is it normal?

    Ive noticed that my new MacBook Pro 2018 15inch is making a very minimal crackling/ static fan noise. you don't hear it when the fan is blowing so much. but when the fan is not on full force and just on low I could hear the very minimal crackling/ static noise. its not always there and its not...