13' i5 air heat and fan speed issues

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by deliverance, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. deliverance macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2011
    this is my first macbook so im quite inexperienced about it. maybe my problem is completely normal, if so sorry about that.
    currently im watching a 720p movie online, and there is no other applications running. the temperature istat pro shows is 88C and the fan is running with 2045 rpm. how is this happening? is this temp. and fan speed normal? if its not, what should i do? the fans-or fan should have kicked in right?

    if you dont have an answer, i would be grateful if you just write down your temperature and fan speed in my situation.
  2. deliverance thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2011
    so you're telling me if i do multitasking, the air will turn in to a fireball.
    its too hot to touch.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Yep. If you had followed the rules and searched the forum, this would not have come as a surprise. Countless people have posted "Macbook Air/Pro Heat issues" when they have no heat issues.
  4. deliverance thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2011
    i think i couldn't express myself well. my main problem is the fan. it never kicks in-even at 90C-, always stable at 2000rpm-around. I'm afraid of damaging the hardware. people are saying their fans are at 3500 rpm while watching videos. so there is definitely something wrong.

    and sorry for not reading the rules and other topics, I'm pretty busy nowadays and i didn't want to lose more time. sorry for bad english too.
  5. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Burning hot is not right. If the fan speed does not change then this might be the problem.

    Call apple for assistance in resetting some of the MBA internals.

    If that does not work, return it for a replacement.

    I series MBA will be warmer than their C2D counter-parts, but you should be able to put in your lap against skin and use it.

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