Fans activated by memory control temp, not CPU

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iDive, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. iDive macrumors member

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    I've been observing my SR MPB for the last few days, and I noticed that my fans are activated by high memory control temperatures, not CPU temperatures. Right now I have firefox and word open, the CPU temperature is 42C and the memory control is 60C, the fans are spinning at 4000 RPM.

    A few minutes ago the situation was the opposite, I was ripping a DVD, the CPU was at 62, the memory at 52 and the fans at 2000 RPM. I think that's where all the complaints of people scared about high CPU temps and low fan RPM are coming from. People freak out when they see a relatively high CPU temp with a low fan speed. I noticed that with a low memory temperature, my fans only speed up when the CPU goes over 65C.
     
  2. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Good observation. I'm using a 17" Merom (close enough to SR in my book) and I'll keep a look on my memory temp from now on and see if that's the main cause of my fans and see if I can add anything to this conversation. (Right now CPU is 57ºC, memory at 46ºC and fans are idling at 2000).
     
  3. chem macrumors regular

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    If the OP is correct, that's a pretty insightful observation. Also kinda wacky.
     

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