Download = very high fan speed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lapino, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. lapino macrumors regular

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    Whenever I use nzbdrop to download large files, my late 2008 MBP fans go nuts (4500rpm or more). As soon as the donwload is finished, they ramp down again. I find this very strange, it's not that downloading is that taxing on the cpu is it (temp is around 80°C).

    Any help?
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    Toronto, Ontario
    #2
    I have never experienced increased heat/fan rotation while downloading at any size. Do you find that the fan spins up any other time? Perhaps you have a website in the back running flash content? Try resetting the SMC and see if that helps.
     

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