2007 MBP SSD Upgade - Significant Fan Noise

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  1. Sully macrumors regular

    Sully

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    I just replaced my HHD with an SSD. As everyone has said, everything is much faster and the spinning balls are a thing of the past - at least so far.

    The only issue I seem to be having is that the fans are running at 4,400 rpm. (edit: now they're over 5000 rpm) I've never noticed fan noise before and now it's pretty loud. Is there a way to fix this?
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Is Spotlight loading up your system? It may not need or be possible to fix it, can you see what is running using lots of CPU?
     
  3. Merkava_4 macrumors 6502a

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    The fix is to add new silver paste under the CPU and the GPU. I just got mine back from the repair shop. It runs much cooler now. Before that, any type of YouTube video would send the fans into high speed after just a few minutes.
     
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    Hmmm why would that suddenly start after an HDD to SSD replacement?
     
  5. Sully thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's looking like that's exactly what it was. The fans kick on immediately when I'm in CPU intensive uses like Google Earth and then when I shut down the fans shut down. I guess I was being an alarmist.
     
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    I wonder about that too.
     

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