macbook fan

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

  1. Zillicah macrumors member

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

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  3. Sareth macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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  7. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    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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