Do the fans run during sleep?

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

  1. Travtorn macrumors newbie

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    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

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    The fans shut off during sleep.

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

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    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.
     

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