iStat Pro fan speed reading?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by BJonson, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. BJonson macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2010
    So I have the 2010 2.4ghz mac mini and iStat shows the fan running at 1800rpms at idle. My new quad 2.0 server 2011 mac mini shows in iStat the fans running at 2300rpms at idle. What do the 2.3, 2.5, and 2.7ghz minis show???
  2. ryanide macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2002
    my quad server mini is running handbrake and shows CPU temp at 187F and Fan running at 5419rpm.

    Seem quite high!:eek:
  3. philipma1957 macrumors 603


    Apr 13, 2010
    Howell, New Jersey
    hand brake will heat your gear up a lot.

    the fan is running fast so that is good.

    your mini can run at 200 f 24/7 at least that is the rating for the cpu.

    if it goes above 215 f for long times I would worry.
  4. mogwai7 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    2300 at idle is such a high rpm for the mini as you know.
    Have you used other monitoring tools like istat menus or smcfancontrol?
    I saw the fan speed of the new 2.3 & 2.5 minis is 1800rpm at idle in this forum.
  5. AVonGauss macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boynton Beach, FL
    DesktopMonitor is also reporting 2300 as the average idle fan speed on my Mini Server.
  6. mdgm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2010
    If you replace a HDD with a SSD does this change the idle fan speed or does it stay at 2300RPM?

    How noticeable is the fan noise when the fans are running at 2300RPM?
  7. AVonGauss macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2006
    Boynton Beach, FL
    With one SSD plus one of the stock HDD, the idle fans remain at 2300 for me. I don't really notice the fan speed when idle unless I'm specifically trying to hear it.
  8. Fastcast macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2008
    Our 2011 2.3 is running idle @ 1800rpm and 50c /122f
  9. ryanide macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2002
    Good to know

    I was wondering what is the normal range. Thanks for alleviating my concerns. My mini server fan seems to idle around 2300 also. Guess that's the norm.

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