MBA rev B noisy but cool?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by guidoverduci, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. guidoverduci macrumors member

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    I just got a MBA Rev B HDD and it is awesome! However the fans are always running around 6200. I installed coolbook, smcfancontrol, and istat and everything is set to default cause I have no idea how to use them. They all indicate that the CPU is 45-50c, which I thought was pretty good. But the fan is always at 6200.... any ideas?
     
  2. guidoverduci thread starter macrumors member

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    after turning off the MBA and then restarting the fans are at 3000 (smcfancontrol) then after 3 minutes of youtube, they are back to 6200 and temp was 72. Stopped the video, temps went down to 40-45, but fans stayed at 6200!! Also, what's acceptable as far as heat goes? 72c after 3 minutes of youtube seems hot!
     
  3. ayeying macrumors 601

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    youtube uses flash. flash uses a lot of cpu cycles. it'll make the system very hot.
     
  4. guidoverduci thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for the reply. How hot is too hot? and for how long? I played a movie off of my external HD, the CPU stayed around 50, but the fans still kicked up to 6200.
     
  5. ayeying macrumors 601

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    The fan runs depending on the GPU/Ambient temperature. Anything under 100 deg C is fine.
     
  6. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    The Fans kick up with anyflash ad also, My SSD is very quiet and lucked out that the fans only stay at 2500RPM most of the time.
     

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