PowerBook fan issue

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by NEENAHBOY, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. NEENAHBOY macrumors 6502

    Aug 15, 2004
    Arlington, VA
    Upon launching Azureus and beginning to download a huge file, the fans kicked into high gear. I found this quite odd, since Temperature Monitor indicated that it was running at a constant temperature of 123.8F throughout the download process. Not too hot that the fans would need to come on, I thought. However, I chalked it up to Azureus being a processor-intensive app and moved on.

    The download finished today and I closed Azureus, but the fans are still on and the temperature is still constant at 123.8F. This is interesting because on my previous PowerBook (a Rev. B) I never used to hear the fans kick on until the processor reached about 136F.

    I feel nothing but room temperature air being emitted from the back vent.

    Have they changed the minimum processor temperature that causes the fans to activate? I must say, this humming noise is very distracting.
  2. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    Those temperatures are normal operating temperatures. Weird. If its still under warranty, call Apple and haver fixed.

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