Macbook Pro has only 1 fan ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Virendar, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Virendar macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2009
    Hello there.

    I have a macbook pro, 15 inch (the cheapest one). Just got it a few months ago from best buy.

    I got SMC Fan Control app for it, helps cool it down when I play games.

    I noticed that....on SMC Fan only shows that I have a "Left Side" fan. Are Macbook Pros suppose to have only 1 fan ? Or is mine not functioning ?

    Here is a screenshot
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    IIRC, the MBP has two - one on each side, so yours would not be functioning correctly. Either that, or Fan Control is not reading properly.
  3. Virendar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2009
    Well I did some more research, I found this thread Here

    So I guess I am suppose to have only 1 fan ? I have the 2.53 model
  4. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2009
    Behind you...!
    2 fans are only needed for models with discrete graphics.

    The GPU generates more heat than the CPU.

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