Loud Fan - mid 2015 MacBook Pro

gutiinthebooty

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May 19, 2015
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I have a fairly common problem. My fans start spinning loudly when I open YouTube and Facebook tabs in Google chrome. I know chrome can be a CPU hog, but I have tried many fixes but those haven't worked.

Any solutions so that I can browse such websites without fan noise?

FYI, I have a new maxed out 2015 MacBook Pro 15inch retina.

Thanks in advance.
 

Samuelsan2001

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Oct 24, 2013
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I have a fairly common problem. My fans start spinning loudly when I open YouTube and Facebook tabs in Google chrome. I know chrome can be a CPU hog, but I have tried many fixes but those haven't worked.

Any solutions so that I can browse such websites without fan noise?

FYI, I have a new maxed out 2015 MacBook Pro 15inch retina.

Thanks in advance.
Yes don't use chrome it's that simple, and use the click to flash plugin.
 

Dark Void

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Jun 1, 2011
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You can install a program that allows you to control your fan speeds and find a better medium between noise and cooling if you still wish to use Google Chrome.

Hope this helps.
 

tyzjames

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Jun 2, 2015
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I had an issue with the fan. Every time I plug in an external monitor the fan speeds up to 5-6k rpm. My razer mouse also kept skipping and then disconnecting every 5min. I've got to unplug and plug it in again each time to get it to work. So I swapped my mbp 15" with dGPU for the base model. No issues anymore! I'm not sure if the one I got previously was a dud.
 

superlawyer15

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Sep 15, 2014
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I had an issue with the fan. Every time I plug in an external monitor the fan speeds up to 5-6k rpm. My razer mouse also kept skipping and then disconnecting every 5min. I've got to unplug and plug it in again each time to get it to work. So I swapped my mbp 15" with dGPU for the base model. No issues anymore! I'm not sure if the one I got previously was a dud.
Which razer mouse do you use?
On mine I have the base plugged into the usb on the Thunderbolt Display and I've noticed that it takes a second for my dpi settings to kick in
 

MBHockey

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Oct 4, 2003
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I had an issue with the fan. Every time I plug in an external monitor the fan speeds up to 5-6k rpm. My razer mouse also kept skipping and then disconnecting every 5min. I've got to unplug and plug it in again each time to get it to work. So I swapped my mbp 15" with dGPU for the base model. No issues anymore! I'm not sure if the one I got previously was a dud.
Why didn't you just exchange it for a new one with a dGPU? were you convinced that all of them were defective?
 

tadziak

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Jan 4, 2011
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Why didn't you just exchange it for a new one with a dGPU? were you convinced that all of them were defective?
I just got a 15-inch with dGPU and after some quick testing it seems to be all good with fans. I tried playing a 1080p video in chrome on yt for 15 mins and it remained on low rpm (almost silent).
 

Kal-037

macrumors 68000
Loud fans seems to be normal for the 15 Inch models. I had the first one with loud fan and it got hot fast so I exchanged it and the same thing occurs on the new one, (actually it is slightly better now.) I am hoping OS El Capitan will help with improving this. Either way, I can live with it as having the fans on means it's keeping it cooler.
 

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