macbook fans are always on

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by marshallbedsaul, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. marshallbedsaul macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    #1
    Hello,
    I have a early 2008 macbook white, 2.4 ghz model
    And the fans are always on and they are rather loud, I still have apple care for about another 8 months and want to take care of any possible issues.
    The the smallest task will make them blast its rather annoying thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    MacBook fans are designed to be on all the time your Mac is on, at a minimum speed of about 2000rpm. They spin faster, as needed, to keep your Mac at a safe temperature when your CPU/GPU are under heavy workloads. Check Activity Monitor to see what apps/widgets/processes are consuming system resources.
     
  3. Young Spade macrumors 68020

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    I would also suggest getting MenuMeters; it's an application that shows the specs of your system in the menu bar so you can always know what's going on with the system.

    Another app is smbFanControl; it allows you to control the minimum speed of the fans and also has an option to show the speed at the top bar as well.
     
  4. marshallbedsaul thread starter macrumors 6502a

    marshallbedsaul

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    thank you this was the kind of answer i was looking for thanks again.
     

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