Fan running high with VMFusion

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by joseph.zimmer, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. joseph.zimmer macrumors newbie

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    Is it normal for the fan to run at about 6500rpm when you first start up VMFusion? I run XP Pro and it does that for the first few minutes.

    to be more accurate it kinda runs higher all the time
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You're running an additional operating system and virtual machine on top of OS X. It's processor intensive at startup.
     
  3. joseph.zimmer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I guess that would make sense right? haha

    I was also wondering, i use istat pro andd it says "WindowsSer...." I was wondering if anyone knew what that meant... it runs at start up even when not running the virtual machine
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's the one of the graphical processes for OS X.
     
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    in my Vista installation under Leopard, my fans usually run between 1000 and 2000 RPMs. even as i type this with Vista running, the fans are at 1050. i suppose it depends on what you're doing, too. i only have iTunes, iCal, Safari, and Fusion running right now, so my setup may be less processor-dependent than yours.
     

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