Should I be concerned (fan problem)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by revalationist, May 21, 2012.

  1. revalationist macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2011
    So, I'm playing a Shockwave Flash game. For some reason, I can hear the computer fan. This is probably normal; but it sounds a bit more high pitched. Should I be worried?

    It sounds a bit like a hair-drier, unlike the usual blowing.
  2. bozz2006 macrumors 68030


    Aug 24, 2007
    Flash stresses your processor pretty heavily. Your system is most likely just hot and the fan is running hard to cool it down. Install smcFanControl to keep an eye on CPU temp and fan speed, if you like.
  3. revalationist thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2011
    Ok. Just wondering, since I've played 3D MMOGs and it's not made that particular hair-drier noise; although I could hear the fan, just not as high-pitched.

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