Fans running at 6000 rpm

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dirgeforfreedom, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. dirgeforfreedom macrumors newbie

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    My early 2008 Macbook Pro has been running both its fans between 5990 - 6000 rpm. I have no idea why. When I boot up, it goes to 6000 right away.

    Am I in trouble?? I got no Apple Care either.:eek:
     
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  3. dirgeforfreedom thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Try iStat Pro and monitor the temperatures.
     
  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    It’s your WindowServer process causing your fans to run. Do you have a lot of icons on the desktop? Lots of widgets?
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    I thought of that too, but 50% out of possible 200% shouldn't be causing such heat, unless the vents are obstructed maybe.
     
  7. dirgeforfreedom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    CPU
    User: 3%
    System: 2%
    Nice: 0%
    idle: 95%

    Temps
    Mac HD: 28 C
    CPU: 32 C
    CPU Heatsink: 32 C
    Airport Card: 40 C
    Enclosure base: 23 C
    GPU Diode: 43 C
    Heatsink C: 29 C
    Memcontroller: 33 C

    Taken from iStat Pro
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Those temps are ridiculously low. My lowest CPU ever was 42 C (from smcFanControl). Sooooo, your fans shouldn’t be running at 6,000 then.
     
  9. dirgeforfreedom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just need this Macbook Pro to last me until the end of this year at least. You think I'm royally screwed if it keeps running at 6000 rpm for the next few months? :(
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Why would you be screwed if those temps are right? IDKY your fan is running at those speeds, but those temps are fine (better than fine, actually). You might try another temp monitor to make sure (smcFanControl for example).
     
  11. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

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    do you have apple care and within the three years you purchased it? I have the opposite problem my mbp fans dont run but the temp gets high on simple tasks like youtube videos and web surfing
     
  12. dirgeforfreedom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got no Apple Care and I purchased this Macbook Pro in August of 08' :(

    Maybe the only thing I can do it just wait it out until this thing dies? :eek:
     
  13. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Sounds like you just need to replace your heat sink.
     

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