Best macbook cooling fans for Macbooks

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by masscub, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. masscub macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2009
    I'm looking for a good macbook cooling fan that will last. I've been through two already this year and the cooling fans crapped out. Most recently used the Targus Chill Mat and now the fans don't seem to be working. Any suggestions?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Are you looking for replacement fans for the logic board, or a cooling pad? Cooling pads are wastes of money. Replacement fans can probably be found on iFixit.
  3. masscub thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2009
    Would you recommend a replacement fan for the logic board? I'm just concerned about the fan because sometimes the fan gets loud and goes on high.
  4. Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    Of course they would surely go on high once your cpu does an intensive work.
  5. masscub thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2009
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    How do you know your fans aren't working? iStat Pro will give you accurate readings of your temps and fan speeds, among other things.

    Your fans are always on when your Mac is on, spinning at a minimum of 2000 rpm (for MBPs) or 1800 rpm (for MBAs, MBs and minis). They will spin faster as needed to keep temps at a safe level. If they're spinning up without increased heat, try resetting the SMC. PRAM/NVRAM has nothing to do with these issues, so resetting it will not help. Also, make sure you don't block the vents, which are located at the rear, near the hinge.

    Learn about the fans in your Mac
    Apple Portables: Operating temperature

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