Fans going crazy after updating to 10.3.8

Wilson

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Did anyone experience any problems after installing 10.3.8? My dual 2.0 G5, Rev A. seems to be making really loud noises. It's ridiculously loud, and if I put my hand near the tower, i can feel the wind the fans are producing. What can I do to fix this problem? When I was running 10.3.7, this didn't happen.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

Brize

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Jun 13, 2004
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Yep, this fault has been widely reported. It'll hopefully be fixed in the next update (if there is one before Tiger), but in the meantime, setting your Processor Performance to 'Highest' should solve the problem.
 
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LimitedEdition

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I can confirm that I had the same problem on the same system and setting the performance to "highest" fixed it.
 
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0098386

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im having no problems here (12" PB rev D). although the first thing i did was update from 10.3.7 :) so i cant judge
 
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FireArse

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Oct 29, 2004
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10.3.8 is fine with me

I have a dual 2GHz (two weeks old) and installed 10.3.8 with no probs at all. i have noticed start-up times to be a little slower though.

Bring on Tiger!
 
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jsw

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Mar 16, 2004
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I had the same problem with my Rev A dual-2.0, and the "Highest" setting seems to have fixed it.
 
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Littleodie914

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Jun 9, 2004
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Hmm... Seems the problem is only apparent on the Powermacs. I've installed 10.3.8 on both my iBook and our iMac, and both are running flawlessly. Nice to know there's an easy fix for the fan problem until Apple can get an official update out.
 
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wordmunger

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Sep 3, 2003
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Heh. I read the thread title a little differently. I thought you were saying that Macintosh Fanatics were screaming and fainting in appreciation of the massive performance improvement when upgrading to System 10.3.8. Lighten up people... it's only a system patch ;)
 
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maha

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Feb 9, 2005
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Hi,
sorry if this is a dumb question - where do you set the processor performance?

I just got my dual 2.5 - automatically just upgraded to 10.3.8 when I set it up and I've noticed a kind of erratic fan operation - not sure if that's what everyone is referring to? It seems to kick on pretty loud and then just cycles off.

Similar in noise volume to my mirror door dual 1.25....
 
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Daveway

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Jul 10, 2004
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This problem is all over the Apple discussions right now. I'm afraid there will be no other update before Tiger.
Surprisingly this update seems to have made my G5 iMac quieter. My iMac is faulty and Apple has no fix for the bad fan. :mad:
 
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za9ra22

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Sep 25, 2003
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No only G5 power macs

There's fairly widespread reporting of fans misbehaving on new Minis, though I've not noticed it on mine. However, my Rev.A G5 2.0 now sounds like a Jumbo that can't make up its mind whether to take off or not.
 
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daveL

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Jun 18, 2003
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maha said:
Hi,
sorry if this is a dumb question - where do you set the processor performance?

I just got my dual 2.5 - automatically just upgraded to 10.3.8 when I set it up and I've noticed a kind of erratic fan operation - not sure if that's what everyone is referring to? It seems to kick on pretty loud and then just cycles off.

Similar in noise volume to my mirror door dual 1.25....
You set it in Preferences->Energy Saver->Options->Processor Performance.
 
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johnnyjibbs

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Sep 18, 2003
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daveway00 said:
This problem is all over the Apple discussions right now. I'm afraid there will be no other update before Tiger.
Surprisingly this update seems to have made my G5 iMac quieter. My iMac is faulty and Apple has no fix for the bad fan. :mad:
How do you know there will not be any 10.3.9? If there is a problem, Apple will fix it.
 
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