Fan Speed Not Normal?

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  1. R3DH3R0, May 24, 2011
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    R3DH3R0 macrumors regular

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    I saw some posts here where people's fan speeds were around 1500rpm on portal 2 for gaming. Well I was just playing Portal one almost everything at max and just when I was about to quit the fans jumped up to around 2000-2300 rpm. Is this normal? I would hope it is because the computer needs to cool down, I had a 3.06 27" and don't remember the fans speeding up.
     
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    Can we consolidate all these fan speed/overheating posts? I think MacRumors causes more worry than help on this issue.
     
  5. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    dont worry about fan speed. they are just doing what they are supposed to be doing
     
  6. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    you have an expensive computer go out and spend the 16 dollars to get iStatmenus far more then just fan controls. it does allow many fan control options. I have 6 settings of fan speeds for my mac pro and I have 4 four my imac. I know all the wise guys will say osx can manage your fans. or smcfanControl is free.

    http://bjango.com/mac/istatmenus/


    once you take the time to learn this program and use it you will be glad you spent the 16. i purchased the family version for 24
     
  7. R3DH3R0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry I just get paranoid, and want to make sure my computer is working properly. I'm sure it is, I just always like to double check




    I have iStat, I need to check if it's the free or paid version. I reset my SMC and my idle fans seem to be normal as far as everyone else posts around here are concerned

    Idle:

    Optical Drive: 1037 RPM
    Hard Drive: 1299 RPM
    CPU: 999 RPM

    After Left 4 Dead 2 1 hour (2560x1440, High, MSAA 4X, Anisotropic 8x):

    Optical Drive: 2375 RPM
    Hard Drive: 1929 RPM
    CPU: 1899 RPM
     
  8. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    Spend $120 on Applecare if you are that paranoid. $40 a year for protection seems pretty damn cheap to me.
     
  9. R3DH3R0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Already have it, lol.
     
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  11. R3DH3R0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool story, then don't post if you have nothing useful to add.
     
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    Oh, but I did.
     

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