Exhaust RPMs UP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nampramos, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. nampramos macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys!

    Lately the exhaust rpms have been higher than usual, even when I´m not doing anything with the laptop.
    Until now it was very rare that it would go up from the normal-and-quiet 2000rpm but now I can normally always hear the fan working.
    Can it be dust accumulation inside or something more technical is going on?

    Thanks!
     
  2. nampramos thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    There must be a process which is using a large chunk of your CPU. It would help if you could you post a screen shot of activity monitor, with CPU selected and sorted with highest first.
     
  4. nampramos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Please tell me how to check that.
     
  5. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Open up activity monitor in your utilities folder, make sure you are viewing "all processes" and sort by CPU.
     
  6. nampramos thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have Firefox with 30% and 1Gb of alocated memory and then in 2nd place I have Firefox pluging process with 20% and 300Mb memory.
     
  7. 1quick1 macrumors member

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    Answer. Switch to Chrome.
     

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