macbook fan question

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  1. cheekybobcat macrumors 6502a

    cheekybobcat

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    I was browsing around when I saw that someone posted this under the Mac Pro forum:

    My MacBook sometimes gets up to 6000+, normally just when the temps start to rise. It sits at around 1740-1800. I've never seen it go under 1650. Is this just because of the computer difference or is something wrong?

    edit: just a screen shot for reference...
    *degrees are in Fahrenheit
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  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Wow! That's scary for me. Here's my numbers:
     

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  3. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    The only reason his seem high is that yours is measuring in celsius. Your temps are within 10 - 20 degrees of his.
     
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Yep, thanks. Here's the Fahrenheit Scale:
     

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  5. Kalafut macrumors regular

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    hey, you might want to try and download this program called smcfancontrol just google it. it might be able to help you with your problem.
     
  6. cheekybobcat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is the fans being that high actually a problem or are other MacBooks like this?

    From the screenie posted above by SFState, his are running at about the same speed mine are.
     
  7. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't the default minimum fan speed something like 1600 or 1800 for macbooks and 2000 RPM's for macbook pros?
     
  8. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    Well, I'm thinking that's about normal and I'm putting my BlackBook through the ringer, when it comes to having several programs operating and at least 6-7 webpages and windows open at the same time. And the fact that my BlackBook is about 2 months old and I've never had a problem with a noisy fan (I seldom hear the fan at all) or heating issues at this point. It definitely runs cooler than my previous MB 2.16 of last August '07. :cool:
     
  9. Ferrari83 macrumors newbie

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    My CPU A always >50 C why your only 20 C something ???
     
  10. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    I know my BlackBook 2.4 has been running extremely cool in comparison to my former MB 2.16 and I have no idea what is contributing to that, other than it's the BlackBook 2.4 Penryn. All I know is that's a good thing! Maybe it's b/c I always use the COOL smilies! LOL :cool:
     
  11. Slothapotamus macrumors member

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    What widget/software is it that you're using?
     
  12. Me1000 macrumors 68000

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    iStat Pro

    google will find it...
     
  13. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

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    iStat Pro and it's a free download and I've set it up in my Dashboard. :cool:
     
  14. cheekybobcat thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just search Apple for it? That seems like the easiest way to find it.
    And it's a widget.
     
  15. imfrog2002 macrumors 6502

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    Mine usually goes at around the same speed, but a lot hotter. Maybe I should turn up the RPM on my blackbook just a little... Yikes. It was well over 140 F.
     

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