Fans running at 5900rpm in iPhoto, etc

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JamesOK, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. JamesOK macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2012
    My rMBPro 2.7/16/768 fans are running at 5900rpm with simple activities such as iPhoto. Normally the fans are at 3500rpm. The laptop gets extremely loud. Is there anything I could do for this? I'm tempted to bring it back to the Apple store.
  2. Aodhan macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2012
    Just for fun I opened iPhoto, and then ran a couple slide shows, with iTunes playing in the background and my web browser open to this page. My fans got as high as 2002RPM, and are now at 1999RPM with iPhoto closed.

    You should probably look at Activity Monitor and see if something isn't misbehaving in the background.
  3. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2008
    I have a 2.6/8/512 Retina. I only hear my fans when watching or editing video, and even still they're quiet. Much less so than the AC or the stereo that is usually going on in the background. I wouldn't go so far as to say they are imperceptible, like Johny said, but I rarely hear mine.
  4. JamesOK thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2012
    I think it could be because I had it connected to an external display?

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