Fans running fast on Vista

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by MKnight, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. MKnight macrumors regular


    Oct 15, 2007
    I'm running Vista 64 bit and the fans run super fast. Is this just a driver specific issue with bootcamp on Vista?
  2. hitnrun7 Guest

    Jul 3, 2008
    Might be vista, due to its graphically accelerated GUI (aero).
  3. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003
    Are they running "super fast" when just it's just idling? Or when playing games?

    I don't know why but my MBP runs slightly hotter under Windows than it does under Leopard. I think Boot Camp might be to blame for that.
  4. spork183 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2006
    Oh, I thought it said "Fans running fast away from Vista." Seemed like old news...
  5. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2007
    Mess with the power savings in Vista. Customize one of the plans. Set the maximum CPU value to 100%, but set the minimum to something like 50%. You can also adjust the PCIe power saving to something like performance and power saver. Set it to power saver when you're not playing a game or doing anything graphically intensive. Go in there and mess around. You won't screw anything up.

    How do you think that your laptop stays fast and cool in Mac OS X? Apple used similar power saving techniques that you can enable in Windows (downclocking the CPU/GPU when it's idle).

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