Mid 2012 rMBP normal fan speeds at idle?

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  1. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    Could anyone give me an idea of the "normal" fan speeds for the rMBP 10,1 at idle please?
    I've recently noticed a slight fan noise when the Mac is at idle and showing temps of 43-44 C. It wasn't there previously.
    I've installed SMCFanControl and it shows speeds of 2150-2160, which seems a bit high.

    My Mac is going in to Apple at weekend for possible screen replacement (image retention) and a creaky hinge.
    Maybe they could clean it out while they're doing that?
    Thanks.
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    2000 rpm.
     
  3. Quackers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, ok, thanks.
    At 2150 I can hear them when I didn't think I could previously.
    No worries :)
     
  4. hyune83 macrumors member

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  5. thomasobs macrumors newbie

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    Here's screenshot of Macs Fan Control application running on MacBookPro10,1 when idle:
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  6. Quackers thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys, Apple have changed the screen and replaced the fan too. They thought it was more noisy than it should be.

    thomasobs, my fans show almost exactly the same speeds at idle.
    Apparently it is normal for the left fan to be spinning slightly faster than the right as there is more heat generated on that side.
     
  7. Badrottie Suspended

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    It looks about the same as mine. :apple:
     
  8. emporiky macrumors regular

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    Hm mine seems to work the other way round - left side 2000, right side 2100. I hope this is ok :apple:
     

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