power mac g5 has loud fan action

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lily20, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. lily20 macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2011
    dear forum,

    the problem with this g5 is the "darn" fans. they are revving up and spinning at crazy speeds constantly.

    is there anything to fix this? we've sprayed it with air to clean, remounted the ram and the video card, cleaned the connections for the fans, remounted the 2 fans (especially the main offending fan) and looked for software fixes.

    also we reset the pmu and smu.

    heeeellllp :)

    =Anna and Adam
  2. lily20 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 21, 2011
    act of God

    so it seems to be fixed... we cleaned it out and vacuumed it and it was still super loud, and then it went to sleep and was STILL super loud, and for some inexplicable reason when it came out of slumber it STOPPED making stupid sounds. we rebooted and no stupid fan sound.

    result = NO EXPLANATION. (Divine intervention!)

    Thank God.
  3. mif macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2010
    PCI-express G5 does not throttle as much. If you use your own programs, avoid classic events. Use carbon events instead.

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