Macbook Pro 2.2GHz Fan Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blackgmc, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. blackgmc macrumors member

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    Hi I just got my Macbook Pro 2.2Ghz about a week ago. I have since installed OS X 10.5.1. I noticed while playing a music video in itunes. my fan's went up to about 6000 RPMS but the computer wasnt hot or overheating it only stayed that way for about 1 or 2 minutes. Is this normal ?

    I also have another MBP 2.2Ghz and the fans never came on this high.
     
  2. blackgmc thread starter macrumors member

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  3. alljunks macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem.. I guess its normal..
     
  4. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816

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    If it just happened once I wouldn't worry about it. Was the battery charging (not plugged in, but actually charging)? That tends to cause my fans to go full force.
     
  5. blackgmc thread starter macrumors member

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    It was plug in and running on " BETTER PERFORMANCE" Setting
     
  6. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    Did you charge the battery too?

    Seems like the fan goes much higher when I work with the computer plugged in with low battery, since the charging produces a lot of extra heat aswell.
     
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  8. GoxKok macrumors member

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    Look at iStat...or activity monitor, something has to be ramping up the CPU somehow
     
  9. blackgmc thread starter macrumors member

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    This problem only happen to me twice - 1st time I was installing leopard and second time was when the battery was low and on better performance setting. I have since tryed to get the computer to run HOT ( lots of programs running) but at 70c the fans only went up to 3000 RPM's. So I think it could of been somthing to do with the leopard install.
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Not sure if your fan "issue" is normal or not. The fans in my 2.2GHz MacBook Pro tend to idle around 1,990-2,000rpm just listening to iTunes, using Safari, and with Activity Monitor running in the background.
     

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