2011 macbook pro 15" constant high fan, Issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fbonatto, May 10, 2014.

  1. fbonatto macrumors newbie

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    Hi, in order to keep the MBP cool and preserve GPU/CPU, is it OK to run the fans at say, 4500rpm continuously? I get 37C temps with a few programs running.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    The fans run continuously anyways, just at a low speed. If you're incurring 37C with the fans running normally, I'd not worry about. That's not hot at all.
     
  3. fbonatto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response Mike.

    Idle speeds are 2k rpm, with normal operating temps. Temperature rises when intensive apps are used, but fans take a while to kick in, causing high temperature variation.

    My question is, is it safe to run the fans continuously at 4000rpm or so to keep a consistently cool machine?
     
  4. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    37 degrees is downright frigid for a 2011 MBP. You can set the fans to whatever you want, but as long as you're keeping the system at or below 85-95, you'll be fine.
     

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