Macbook air fan at 7000rmp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TarikTz, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. TarikTz macrumors newbie


    Aug 1, 2016
    Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    I've purchased a new Macbook Air yesterday and at first I didn't noticed, but macbook fan is really load from the moment I turn on the laptop.

    I've tried those SMC restarts but did't help. Now I have installed SMC FAN CONTROL app and I can see that fan is constantly at 7024 rpm and program can't change it's value. I set to low, to high, it's always 7000rpm.

    My nearest macbook store is really far and I wanted to check is there any solution for fixing this before I return it for service?
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Don't hesitate... return your new MacBook Air. If the fan is running at a constant 7000 RPM with no load, something is wrong. Take it back!
  3. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    I'll make you more unhappy - certain uses of any Mac laptop will rev the fans simply because we "must" think thin.

    Some web pages that are filled with any animated ads, various art programs and more might rev the fan. This is not a subjective call but one from talking with multiple (others) who have Mac laptops. There are some sources that deal with Mac that have as well commented on the fact Mac Laptops often have minimal air movement due to poor ventilation caused by their "thin" design.

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