MacBook CD fans question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joshwest, Dec 27, 2006.

  1. joshwest macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2005
    Hey guys just picked up a CD refurb 1.83 Macbook but everytime i watch a movie like a quicktime filed thats around 750 mb, the fans turn on full blast is this norm. or is this dreaded fan issue?
  2. Unspeaked macrumors 68020


    Dec 29, 2003
    West Coast
    Well, since it's reading the drive, it may be normal.

    Have you tried a cooling pad of any sort?

    Does it have the latest firmware updates installed?
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    IIRC, the dreaded fan issue was when they mooed (turned on and then almost immediately back off).
  4. nermal0 macrumors regular

    May 31, 2006
    I have exactly the same Macbook and a new Macbook C2D 2GHz. My old Macbook's fans turn on full blast whenever I play Quicktime, XVID or Flash videos. The C2D is dead silent during video playback.

    So I would say: for your model, it's normal.
  5. Gosh macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2006

    Make sure you have the latest Software/Firmware updates.

    I thought my MacBook was revving up for no apparent reason.

    This little utility seems to work for me.

    Keep a note of the initial settings: base speed, lower threshold, upper threshold (note a MacBook only has one fan). If you set the base speed a bit higher (say 2700rpm) the fan is still barely audible but it seems to do a more consistent job of keeping the MacBook cool. Cooler and quieter!

    Also nice to note that this freeware includes uninstall intructions too but I'm keeping it!:)

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