exhaust fan..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by newbie2008, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. newbie2008 macrumors member

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    i have that istat pro widget and last night my exhaust fan was running really high 4000rpm-6000rpm. and i was in a quiet room and it was really loud. usually my fans run soooo quietly... the only applications i had running was safari, pages, and airport is on. that was it.
    usually when i have only those apps open and airport on it will run around 1200-1300rpm.
    at the moment it's 2150rpm and i have only safari open and airport on.
    what's going on and how to i make the exhaust fan go lower?

    :confused:
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    What websites were you viewing? Was there anything flash intensive?
     
  3. newbie2008 thread starter macrumors member

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    just the muse messageboards, gmail, my class schedule online.

    so no nothing flash intensive. i did have mtvu on in my widgets but i got rid of it...and my exhaust fans went way lower of course and then out of nowhere it went up to 6000rpm last night after i trashed it. and it's still fairly high 3000rpm now.
     
  4. newbie2008 thread starter macrumors member

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    also i looked at cpu process:
    it's saying dashboard applications 95%-100%
     
  5. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    is your cpu temperature sufficiently high to warrant the fan speed? My macbook adjusts the fan speed to keep the CPU around 70 degrees C when working hard. You can download a widget to tell you the temp :)
     
  6. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    It's likely that Dashboard is your problem then - are there any other widgets you suspect that could be causing it?

    You can also try restarting it by typing 'killall Dock' in Terminal.
     
  7. newbie2008 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the advice...
    and i'll try what you advised 'karenflower' after i make a visit to my apple store tomorrow afternoon... as i can no longer get into my computer...yea kind of locked myself out...that's what i get for messing w/ hard drive settings...haha...
    my MB is still a baby and already i'm messing things up...
    <--bad parent...

    lol

    i'm on my PC now :(...
    i'm missing my MB a lot right now...agh
     
  8. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, oh dear! :D All new parents are bad at first, right? :p I'm sure you'll get the hang of it soon!

    Good luck with getting it fixed tomorrow. :)
     

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