iMac i7 loud fan on DVD access

Discussion in 'iMac' started by huha, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. huha macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2009

    I've got a problem with my right fan. If I rip DVDs using MakeMKV, the DVD fan is going up to almost 3800 rpm (and this IS loud!). The interesting thing is that the DVD drive temperature reported by iStat stays below 50 degree Celcius the whole time. After the rip has been finished it takes some time then the fan returns to the normal speed(<2000rpm).
    Can anybody confirm, that this is the normal behaviour or is this a problem with my system?

  2. huha thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2009
    Found an interesting fact: If I copy the files using "cp" to my harddisk, the fan stays at the normal speed. Seems to be a special problem when using makemkv :(

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