MBP fan speed stuck at 2000rpm?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by npriess, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. npriess macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hi,

    No matter what I do, the fan speed is stuck at 2000rpm and won't drop below even if there is minimal cpu load.
    Is there something wrong?
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    I'm assuming you already reset the SMC for the MacBook Pro?
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Around 2000 rpm is perfectly normal. It might increase if you're doing intensive work, but that's where they usually stay.

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  5. npriess thread starter macrumors regular

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    A while ago, the fan speed would not exceed 1000 rpm when the cpu load was very little.

    Anyway, how do I reset fan speed settings?
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't need to do anything with fan settings. Your Mac will manage the fans as it needs. It monitors temperatures and adjusts the fans when it needs to.
     
  7. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Not always, on some Macs the SMC simply doesn't work. If when your gaming or doing intensive tasks you can see the CPU getting around 90C (use iStat to check) and the fans still havn't come on, then install Fan Control 1.2 and set the upper to 81C and the lower threshold to 60C and the base speed to 2000rpm :)

    Enjoy!
     

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