2010 Air + ACD -------fan noise annoying the hell out of me!!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jayo123456, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. jayo123456 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    connected to 24" ACD:
    52 deg = 3500rpm fan
    67 deg = 6000rpm+ fan

    notebook standalone:
    52 deg = 2000rpm (pretty much idle, can't hear it)
    67 deg = 2100rpm, just beginning to rev above idle

    what gives??????????????????????????

    fan noise is a big deal to me when I study!!! Even with a couple small apps running, mem usage 20% & cpu usage almost idle, the fan is kicking....WTF!! :mad:
  2. lucashungaro macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2010
    São Paulo, Brazil
    First, when you use an external display, the video card will also get hotter, not only the main processor.

    Also, are you using it in clamshell mode? The MBA's keyboard isn't sealed (that's why I think it doesn't have a backlit keyboard). If you pay attention, you'll notice that most of the sound of the speakers come from below the keys. Hot air also "escapes" through the keys.
  3. Strobe macrumors member

    May 28, 2009
    I would check the video card temp. I think iStat is capable of that. My best guess is that pushing the extra pixels is building more heat on the video card.

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