macbook pro 17" 3.06Ghz, fans running more then before.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sound Evolution, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Sound Evolution macrumors 6502

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    Dear,

    A question. I own a Macbook pro 17" core duo 3.06Ghz. I am very happy with the machine, but since a few months the fan's are louder and on much more often then ever before. (the first half year it was always silent) I remember there was some reset for this. Can anyone help?

    Thank you in advance.

    With kind regards,
    Bas
     
  2. Photios macrumors member

    Photios

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    Do you by chance have the 9600m GT graphics card being used instead of the 9400m? You switch cards by going to the energy saver control panel. 9400 is bettery battery life, while the 9600 is better performance. I have a 17" 2.93ghz, and I almost exclusively run the 9400, because of heat and fan issues. I like my laptop cool and quiet!

    Photios
     
  3. fenman macrumors member

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    It may be something as simple as exhaust vents getting clogged with dust over time.
     

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