2011 macbook pro 15" constant high fan, Issue?

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

  1. fbonatto macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2013
    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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

    Nov 16, 2013
    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

    Mar 4, 2013
    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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