macbook pro retina, 000rpm when running smcfancontrol?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by susannuts, May 6, 2015.

  1. susannuts macrumors newbie

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    hi i just purchased my 2015 13" macbook pro retina yesterday, and i just installed smcfancontrol, but most of the times it indicates 000rpm? it never happened with my 2011 macbook pro before. is it normal? or not normal? does that mean that the fans of my new macbook pro is not working?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Perhaps the app needs updating and cannot read the fan's settings.
     
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    This has come up a few times

    No one has given me a satisfactory answer, but it seems that broadwell is so efficient that at low power use levels it doesn't need any fan cooling at all.
     
  4. SE43 macrumors member

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    I believe that is the case. It can be passively cooled while just doing very light internet browsing or similar. Of course the fan will kick up as soon as the CPU is being worked.
     
  5. nws0291 macrumors 6502

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    That seems to be the case. The power draw when idle is so low.
     

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