Is it okay when i play games my fan rpm is 5200? (macbook pro 13' 2015)

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  1. AFR25 macrumors newbie

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    i consider is it okay my macbook pro fan at that rpm?
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    If it weren't okay at that speed, it wouldn't be running at that speed.
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Why are you monitoring the fan speed? Are you having problems with your Mac?
     
  4. RoboWarriorSr macrumors 6502a

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    I mean you have two choice low fan noise and low game performance or high fan noise and high game performance.
     
  5. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    I have a question . I am monitoring my fans with Macs Fan Control.

    When should the fan kick in when the gpu start heating ?
    I have these settings but I want an opinion :D
    Ow and.. What is the fan which cools the GPU ? The left or the right?
     

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  6. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Remove the application and don't worry about it. The machine will do what's right on its own.
     
  7. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    I can't. I don't like the default settings. When i am playing my gpu and cpu can reach up to 85C -89C until the fans kick in and in that point the gpu it's already throttling...
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Actually, you can. You're just choosing not to.
     
  9. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    I just said why i don't want to. The fans kick in too late causing my gpu to throttle :/ . Instead of these wise advices maybe you should answer my questions or not answering at all :) ty.
     
  10. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Set it to max RPM at all times.
     
  11. hiddenmarkov macrumors 6502a

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    Been gaming on mbp's for years, you are fine. late 11 now mid 15. 15 inchers if means anything.

    Also do video editing and other intensive tasks....I keep my fans busy often lol.

    Besides playing with fan settings my usual recommendations:

    Get a stand that raises the mbp off a surface. Can be of help to have some air flow under the case. I have a v style stand that is raised a few inches for this.

    Also may find running games in windowed mode not full screen can offset heat/fans. My set up I run to an external tbolt at home so going windowed mode still gets me a fair amount of screen real estate. games depending this should also get you some more performance in the game.
     
  12. AFR25 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  13. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    You don't want to =/= You can't .... SMH
     
  14. andreyush macrumors 6502

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    Sorry if my English is not my mother tongue :( . Maybe if I speak in the old greek language you will understand me better :( .
     
  15. Brandon0448 macrumors 6502

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    When ever I start playing a game or start an intensive process I manually turn the fans to max speed which is 6200 rpm with iStat Menus. Apple's default fan curve is a bit too conservative for my liking once I start pushing my MBP, it favors silence over performance.
     

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