overheating with high fan rpm

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Mipo88, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Mipo88 macrumors newbie

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    Hey Everyone,
    I'm new here and was already looking for any answers for similar questions but I couldn't find anything solving...
    well I don't have a plastic thingy an my vent and am using smcFanControl but still my temperature is on 84°C/181°F and the fan runs constantly on 6k rpm.
    I really don't know what made this happen but I need to fix it.

    Please help
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    If you can hear your fans running then there's nothing more you can do or need to worry about it. The CPU, I think, can get as hot as 100 C.

    Are you running any background processes?
     
  3. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    Wow the hottest my White Macbook gets is 154F or so.

    What do you have running? What happens when you restart? What program are you using to get the temps, I use the iStat Pro Widget.

    I bought a Targus Chill Mat, using it the proper way doesn't help, but if you flip it and raise it up about 1/2 to 3/4 inch it will help, when I check the heat before using my Macbook it is usually at about 106F and goes up to about 120F when using it. I also have a 10 port powered USB hub that I got from ebay for $20 that the mat is plugged into so it won't have any impact on the battery in my Macbook.
     
  4. Mipo88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm running no program I even checked Activity Monitor and there was nothing in progress which could lead to this high temperature and high rpm of my fan.

    well and I hear my fan haha, but it's too loud and annoying.
     
  5. RDM3 macrumors regular

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    Did you download a widget to monitor the temps, it also monitors, RAM usage, fan speeds, wireless conections, etcs, it really shows alot.
     
  6. Mipo88 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well uhm... as I said I only use smcFanControl, which monitors temperature and the rpm of my macbook. I can control my rpm with it.
     

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