Do the fans run during sleep?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Travtorn, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Travtorn macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2011
    I realize that since a macbook is a much more confined space than a desktop, it needs a constant minimum of ventilation.
    But does that also apply when it is asleep?

    If so I would more often consider shutting it down entirely:confused:

    Anybody knows?
  2. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Jul 23, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    The fans shut off during sleep.

    If for some reason it hangs up, the fans will rev up really loud.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Since nothing is running during sleep, the fans are not needed. If your Mac is hot at the time you put it to sleep, it may take the fans a short time to shut down, but they will not run in sleep mode.

Share This Page