Fan Speed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by thejakill, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. thejakill macrumors 6502

    thejakill

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    i see a lot of people talking about fan speed. how are you finding this information out?
     
  2. Guv280984 macrumors member

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    Hey,

    Download iStat Pro from iSlayer.com.

    Cheers
     
  3. AstroHouse macrumors member

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    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!
     
  4. fredrickyoon macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  5. hotdamn macrumors 6502

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    Feels almost random to me, but it's nowhere near as loud as a taxed macbook pro.
     
  6. thejakill thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. fk51785 macrumors regular

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    mine stays at 2500 also unless I watch large file videos or download big files.
     
  8. ayeying macrumors 601

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    2500 (+/-50rpm) RPM is the base/lowest fan speed
    6200 (+15rpm) RPM is the highest speed.
     
  9. rom macrumors regular

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    Curious - did the firmware update apply to your MBA? It did not on mine. Week 2. :)
     
  10. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  11. Mhaddy macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  12. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    You're right. It snuck its way in there when I wasn't looking:D
     

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