macbook fan

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Zillicah, May 17, 2009.

  1. Zillicah macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2009
    My aluminum macbook fans are always at around 2000RPM, is this normal?
  2. Nocturnal22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2009
  3. Sareth macrumors member

    Jan 5, 2009
    I can hear my fan whine*, have not yet been able to adequately demonstrate it to a Genius though. I am 100% sure its "different", the two I had before Christmas did not make this noise.

    *no its not the cpu, I used smcfancontrol to up the fan speed and the pitch changes

    edit: also sorry, that was really off topic, 2000rpm will be right most of the time.
  4. pellets007 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2009
    New York
    Yes, most users have 2,000RPM set as their default. This can hover into the 1900's and 2000's when not under stress.
  5. morrisman1 macrumors 6502

    ive got mine at 1100rpm, but it hovers at about 1200rpm when under little load. With the external monitor connected it sits at about 1600rpm. The standard base speed i think is too high, my temperatures are about 50°C with external monitor in and 45°C without it.

    the cpu must warm up a little with the monitor in because the gpu is cooled off the same fan/heatsink meaning if the gpu heatsink heats up then so does the cpu one and then the cpu gets a little warmer as well.
  6. peepboon macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2008
  7. MBHockey macrumors 68040


    Oct 4, 2003
    New York
    1100 RPM? How do you even get it that low?

    Edit: Nevermind. Just downloaded Fan Control. Very nice app! I have mine at 1500 and there's only been a few degree increase. Seems fine.

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