Fan Running Very High

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by insocal, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. insocal macrumors regular

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    Installed PB 4 of El Capitan yesterday, and my MacBook Pro's fan is running constantly and the MacBook is getting hot.

    Nothing looks odd in Activity Monitor, that I can tell.

    Anyone else experiencing this or know a fix?

    Thanks!
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Have you tried resetting PRAM/SMC? Sometimes that assists with fan problems.
     
  3. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, tried that, thanks. Didn't help, unfortunately. Bummer.
     
  4. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    Can you made a screen capture of the activity monitor?

    If you can made another screen capture about the fan speed and temperature, that will help us to give out better solution as well.
     
  5. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm attaching the screen shot of the Activity Monitor. Not sure where to find the fan speed/temperature.
     

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  6. !!! macrumors 6502

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    Click on the CPU tab at the top, then take the screen shot.
     
  7. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    May be that PTPCamera keep running at the background and warm up the CPU, which eventually cause the high fan speed.
     
  9. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was thinking that but, not even sure what it is. Crazy thing is that in Spotlight, it doesn't show up anywhere except INSTALL.LOG
     
  10. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's definitely causing problems. Not sure how to get rid of it. Or if I need it.
     

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  11. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    That belongs to the image capture app.

    You may simply click that PTPCamera, and then click the cross on the top left to stop it.
     
  12. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Did that, too. Fan still running constantly. Oh well. Maybe I'll wait for the next Beta to be released, see if that fixes it.
     
  13. h9826790 macrumors G4

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    It takes time for the CPU to cool down.

    Anyway, it's still beta, occasionally have software bug which cause high CPU usage (hot computer) is quite normal.
     
  14. SG- macrumors regular

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    are you sure there's nothing in Activity Monitor showing high CPU usage? make sure it's set to show all processes, not just yours and look in the CPU section. as mentioned it takes time to cool down, especially if it's warm where you are.
     
  15. snarfquest macrumors regular

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    For me PTPCamera is causing HIGH CPU / Fan usage. Killing it gets things to settle down.
     
  16. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    I am guess you have iPhone or iPad connected to your Mac? If so, try unplugging it. PTPCamera process should go away. And yes, it's a new bug introduced on latest beta.
     
  17. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you!
     

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