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Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by thejakill, Mar 19, 2008.
i see a lot of people talking about fan speed. how are you finding this information out?
Download iStat Pro from iSlayer.com.
When I got my MBA I read posts talking about noisy, constantly running fans. I was dismayed. Mine is so silent. Not until I installed iStat did I realize that the fan was always running at a baseline 2500 rpm!
Same for me as well. My fan speed has been at 2498 consistently, and once in a while, if the CPU is running a lot of applications will it jump to to 6200 and then drop back down though.
Feels almost random to me, but it's nowhere near as loud as a taxed macbook pro.
mine stays at 2500 also unless I watch large file videos or download big files.
2500 (+/-50rpm) RPM is the base/lowest fan speed
6200 (+15rpm) RPM is the highest speed.
Curious - did the firmware update apply to your MBA? It did not on mine. Week 2.
What firmware update are you referring to? I don't recall getting one for the Air yet.
Mine are as the others: 2500 70% of the time and will top at 6200+/- 20 RPM when taxing CPU.
I think he's referring to Apple's SMC Update that updates earlier MBA's to SMC version 1.23f9. If you check your System Profiler on the first Hardware Overview tab, if you have SMC version 1.23f9, the SMC update posted on Apple's site won't do anything (you already have the update).
My fan speeds are in line with what others are saying.
You're right. It snuck its way in there when I wasn't looking