Fan Issue, Maybe? :l

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DemeanorRis, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. DemeanorRis macrumors newbie

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    Okay, so I downloaded Fan Control:

    Current Temperature: 100*F

    Base Speed: 1000 RPM
    Lower Threshold: 104*F
    Upper Threshold: 160*F

    Current values:
    Left Fan: 1774 RPM and Right Fan: 1765 RPM.

    But when I run iMovie / virtual world games the fan speeds up to 2600 to 2800 RPM. Is that normal? There's this low whirring noise by the apple sign. Anyone think I might have a fan problem? it's not a loud whirring. If I have music on, or tv on, you can't hear it unless it's dead quiet in my room.


    I have an iMac 24" aluminum.:apple:
     
  2. Cboss macrumors 6502

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    Colorado
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    Sounds perfectly normal to me. As your computer works harder to watch video, play games, etc. it will get warmer and the fans will speed up to cool it down. The sound you're hearing is just the sound of the fans spinning faster.

    You could increase the threshold temperatures on Fan Control to decrease your fans speeds... But that might make your iMac too hot, so I wouldn't really recommend it.
     
  3. DemeanorRis thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you.

    Sorry this is my first mac and I'm extremely careful, paranoid as well. Thank you Cboss.


    Quick question:

    Can i make websites using only adobe photoshop element 6? or I have to have the cs4 one?
     

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