I have a problem of extreme fan noise on my Macbook Pro 2011 I7, I have been trying to sort it out for some while now and really need to know if there is a problem or not, I wondered f others can tell me if theirs is the same? I work in Logic Pro more of the day and get a fan speed of over 5000 RPM using iStat, this noise level make it unworkable for me with music so I have tested a few things. I started testing in Clamshell mode using an ext monitor and that seemed to half the fan speed even though the temp remained the same. Unfortunately I really like to work with 2 monitors so after recording different temp test I spoke to Apple who took it in to check it, the guy at the store was very helpful and as I suspected decided to book it in for a reapplication of thermal paste, as per reports on the net of there being too much paste applied during manufacturing. I got it back over the weekend and rather disappointingly , it a few degree's worse! and now even clamshell mode doesn't work at cutting fan noise. I have attached a few temp and rpm snaps I've recorded. Can some tell me if their 2011 Macbook Pro produces as fast a fan noise under load ? You can grab CPUtest to see if it does the same, I don't am allowed to post a link but it's easy to find in a search. Really appreciate any help, really not sure what to do now.