MB fan: 6200rpm with 84 degree CPU - problem??

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 3rdPerson, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. 3rdPerson macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009
    My fan speed is constantly an annoyingly loud 6200rpm and my CPU temp is 84 degrees. That seems both too hot and too fast - no? Can anyone offer advice about what the ideal temperature and fan speeds should be -- and if it sounds like my laptop has an overheating problem?
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2007
    Check with Activity monitor which process are using all the CPU.
  3. 3rdPerson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009
    Activity Monitor?

    Thanks. I am looking at the Activity Monitor, however I don't know how to interpret this information...I am posting a screen-grab of the monitor in hopes that you can help me interpret.

    Attached Files:

  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Change it to "All Processes" and rank them by CPU, from highest to lowest.
  5. 3rdPerson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009
    All Processes

    Okay - I've organized as "All Processes", and ranks by CPU from highest to lowest. There are 2 attachments to see the full list of all processes.

    Can you see any problems?

    Attached Files:

  6. enVisionGTR macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2007
    Looks like your comp is struggling to print something.
  7. 3rdPerson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2009

    Wow - I quit out of the PrintJobMgr application that was hogging 97% of the CPU and the temperature and RPMs dropped immediately. Within 4 minutes, the fan speed dropped from 6000RPMs to 1800RPMs, and temp is down to 50 degrees.

    Thank you guys so much for the advice!

    (Is 50 Degrees okay for the CPU?)
  8. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    It certainly feels a lot better than 84 right?

    Then yes :p.

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