MacBook fan nearly constantly at 6200rpm!?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by delfs, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. delfs macrumors newbie

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    Hi -

    I've had this white 2Ghz MacBook for little over 2 years.

    After I replaced the harddisk, and especially recently, the MacBook's started to get really warm, and if I run anything CPU intensive for like half and hour, it often shuts down.

    Right now, I have Thunderbird (doing nothing) and Safari (on MacRumors only) running. I've noticed that the windowserver process is using about 13% of CPU occationally, but nothing else is using any resources.
    The fan runs at 6192rpm and the laptop is really hot.

    I've attached a screen dump of iStar Pro.

    Would anyone know what the problem might be, and how to solve it?
    The harddisk itself isn't hot at all.

    Thanks in advance!

    jonas
     

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    This sounds like it would work straight away. But can I ask did this start happening to you after installing 10.5.7? I installed 10.5.7 and mine were constantly at 6000RPM. I fixed it by installing the 10.5.7 Combo Update.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    10.5.7 seems to be full of bugs across many notebook lines.

    It's probably something to do with the kernel extensions that interact with the SMC.
     

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