13-Inch MacBook Pro Retina Fan Noise

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dante1970, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. dante1970 macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2013
    There is a slight constant fan noise on my 13-inch Macbook Pro Retina. It is only noticeable if the atmosphere is quiet, but is still annoying. I haven't really noticed it until this week and was wondering if this is normal or all 13-inch MacBook Pros are sort of noisy.
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Had my 13" rMBP for 4 weeks now, the fans make no noise at all, even when it's working hard....they are so quiet that I double checked with SMC fan control, but all fans are working, so I guess the answer to the question is no, the fans shouldn't be noisy.
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Fans will always be "noisy" in the sense they will be audible, but not to all since everyone's hearing is different.

    But they shouldn't be so audible that it drives you insane. I would take it in.
  4. Rocketpaul macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2012
    Well I never thought id hear someone complaining about the noise of the fans in the retina, they are easily the most silent fans in a laptop. Install smc fan control and see what speed they are going. if the speed is ~2000rpm and you can hear the fans then either you have super acute hearing or there is something wrong with your fans.
  5. trigonometry macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2010
    South Carolina
    What type of processes are running? Where are you placing your machine? Try experimenting with both to see if you can eliminate the fan noise. Example, I can watch Hulu with Terminal and a few other programs open no problem but if I switch to full screen Hulu the fans come on. Also placing my computer on soft surfaces (my bed is the main culprit) also causes the fans to kick into overdrive. Now, if its sitting on a hard surface with no programs/processes running and the fans are full blast, take it to Apple.

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