Is This Normal on Macbook Pro 13 i5 2011?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by teknobrat2003, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. teknobrat2003 macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2011
    When I put my ear to the Macbook Pro 13 I constantly hear the fan running (even when sitting idle no applications open). When I'm sitting up I can't really hear it. Just wondering if it's normal since it's always running. Is this a normal noise for Macbook Pros 2011 to make? Are you guys hearing this on yours when you put your ear to the case? I'm just concerned that it's constantly running even at a low noise level when I put my ears to it.
  2. Matrinix macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2011
    This is normal. If it didn't stay constantly running, then it would turn off, then once it got really hot from not running, it would turn on at high RPMs and become distracting.
  3. SirStrumalot macrumors 6502

    Feb 28, 2011
    Minneapolis, MN
    I haven't put my ear to the MBP, but if I did, I'm pretty sure I'd hear the fan(s). The fans are always running, although not necessarily at full speed. As long as you don't hear it when sitting up, it's nothing to worry about.

    I would also recommend getting a widget like iStat to help you monitor your fans and a whole bunch of other stuff. Very useful.
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    Yes, it's perfectly normal for the fan to run constantly. You're probably actually hearing the HDD, which also has to run constantly, and is louder than the fan is at idle.

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