MacBook Fans (1st time coming on)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Stokes, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Stokes macrumors regular

    Nov 19, 2007
    Or E Gun
    Hey Guys,
    I've had this MacBook for five months or so now, and in all that time, the fans have never come on. Until today. Weird, and I'd assume there is nothing wrong with the fan coming on, but I do worry why it never has before. I've not changed the environment that it's in, nor have I asked it to take on a heavier load.

    Quite frankly, I don't like to listen to it.

    Any ideas?
  2. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000


    Nov 16, 2006
    Bay Area
    Its summer. Ambient temperatures are higher, so operating temperatures in the computer are higher.
  3. ManWithhat macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2008
    Unless your laptop starts getting too hot, I wouldn't worry. The fan's there for a reason. :p
  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    The fan is always on. You can check (and adjust) its RPM via smcfancontrol. I normally leave mine at 4k.

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