One month old MBP Fan issue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BlakeBrattina, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. BlakeBrattina macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone,

    I was curious to see if anyone else is having the same issue I am with their MacBook Pro fan going on very often when watching a YouTube video or things of the like. Typically when I am on my computer I will have Firefox running (3-4 tabs), iTunes and possibly Ichat or something. I'm getting the feeling that this should not be enough to get my fan running on full blast, or maybe the design and built in fan are just meant to do that. I know one of my friends in SanFran is having issues with his MBP getting crazy hot as well.

    Any insight?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd be more worried if the fans did not ramp up.

    Get the iStat pro widget so you can see the temps of your laptop and the fan speed.
     
  3. BlakeBrattina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for your response. I have downloaded the widget and will check up whenever the fan starts to buzz.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Are you by any chance watching lot of flash based videos in firefox? That really gets the processor going and generates lots of heat, which means the fan will speed up to cool the computer.
     

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