Fan On, Temperature Won't Drop

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by herbiehancock00, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. herbiehancock00 macrumors member

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    I'm using SMC Fan Control and it constantly hovers around 55-58 degree. Once it hits 60's the fan will bump to 6000+ rpm but will not drop. Even with light work load (Firefox, Adium, iTunes) temperature doesn't drop even when the fan is at 6000rpm until I close everything. Is this normal?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    55-60c is pretty normal temperature depending on what you're doing, if you were experiencing 70-90c with the fans going full blast that might be different but overall those temps look good.
     
  3. ZizousamA macrumors member

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    The fan shouldn't go 6000rmp with no heavy cpu usage. When this happens, go to activity monitor and look at the cpu usage. Usually, flash content makes browsers consume cpu heavily and cause your system to overheat. Tell us what you find and whether or not this is the case.
     
  4. NikFinn macrumors 6502a

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    I'm assuming you have smc fan control set to bump the fans to 6000rpm? That temperature seems pretty normal, though it varies by system.
     

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