Mac Mini PPC + Leopard 10.5.8 = Fans always on

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Ninja Dom, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Ninja Dom macrumors 6502

    Ninja Dom

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    One of my Mac's is a Mac Mini G4 1.42 GHz with 1Gb of Ram. It's had Leopard on it since December 2007.

    Ever since my update to 10.5.8 last week the fans on the Mac Mini are almost constantly spinning at full speed. I only use Mail and Safari and it uses Mobile Me and Time Machine.

    Has anyone else experienced this or is my beloved Mac Mini on it's poor way out??
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Did you check Activity Monitor for a runaway process? Set it to show "All Processes" and sort by CPU usage.
     
  3. Ninja Dom thread starter macrumors 6502

    Ninja Dom

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    Good evening, fellow Ninja.

    I can't see anything unusual in Acticity Monitor. Any other advice?
     
  4. 300D macrumors 65816

    300D

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    Reset and hold command+option+P+R until it bongs a second time. Also try command+option+N+V
     
  5. QwertyPants macrumors newbie

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    it could possibly be time machine acting up, try turning it off for the time being and see if your fans get back to normal. I use SmcFanControl sometimes when i feel my fans don't kick in quite quickly enough(mostly when im playing wow ^_^)
     

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