Siera MBA macbook air fan and temperature control

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by georgi0, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. georgi0 macrumors regular

    georgi0

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    #1
    I have a mid 2013 MBA and from the moment I installed siera the fan just won't stop turning from 2-7000 RPM.
    the battery goes out in a fraction of time and the temperature is really really up

    why is this happening?
    does anyone else experiencing these problems?

    i had to download a fan control program just to make my macbook quiet again.
     
  2. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Have you checked the activity monitor if there are any CPU heavy processes running in the background? Maybe make an Etrecheck and post it here.

    https://etrecheck.com/
     
  3. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    #3
    I'm having a similar problem. I'm playing an online game on my early 2014 MacBook Air and I got about 1.5 hour of battery life.

    Even without running a game, I've noticed that my battery life on both my 2011 MacBook Pro and my 2014 MacBook Air are in the dumper after Sierra.
     
  4. georgi0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    #4

    EtreCheck version: 3.0.6 (315)

    Report generated 2016-09-30 23:01:35

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    Runtime 2:08

    Performance: Excellent



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    Problem: No problem - just checking



    Hardware Information:

    MacBook Air

    [Technical Specifications] - [User Guide] - [Warranty & Service]

    MacBook Air - model: MacBookAir6,2

    1 1,7 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU: 2-core

    8 GB RAM Not upgradeable

    BANK 0/DIMM0

    4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok

    BANK 1/DIMM0

    4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok

    Bluetooth: Good - Handoff/Airdrop2 supported

    Wireless: en0: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

    Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 515


    Video Information:

    Intel HD Graphics 5000

    Color LCD 1440 x 900


    System Software:

    macOS Sierra 10.12 (16A323) - Time since boot: less than an hour


    Disk Information:

    APPLE SSD SM0512F disk0 : (500,28 GB) (Solid State - TRIM: Yes)

    EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB

    Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted> [Recovery]: 650 MB

    Mac (disk1) / [Startup]: 498.40 GB (33.95 GB free)

    Core Storage: disk0s2 498.77 GB Online


    USB Information:

    Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub

    Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller


    Thunderbolt Information:

    Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus


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    /Library/Application Support/MacBooster/AMCDaemon -load

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    /Applications/DAEMON Tools Lite.app

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    /Applications/Elmedia Player.app

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    /Applications/Private Eye.app

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    /Applications/Toast Titanium.app

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    /System/Library/Extensions

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    /System/Library/Extensions/ssuddrv.kext/Contents/PlugIns

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    [loaded] 166 Apple tasks

    [running] 98 Apple tasks


    System Launch Daemons:

    [not loaded] 36 Apple tasks

    [loaded] 161 Apple tasks

    [running] 106 Apple tasks


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    [loaded] com.apple.aelwriter.plist (2011-11-04)

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    User Login Items:

    Macs Fan Control Application (/Applications/Macs Fan Control.app)

    WiFi Signal Application (/Applications/WiFi Signal.app)

    Dropbox Application (/Applications/Dropbox.app)

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    Internet Plug-ins:

    QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (2016-09-14)

    Silverlight: 5.1.41212.0 - SDK 10.6 (2016-08-09) [Support]



    User internet Plug-ins:

    npUplayer.1.0.2.7: mydlink services plugin_x86_64 1.0.2.7 - SDK 10.9 (2015-12-11) [Support]

    Picasa: 1.0 - SDK 10.6 (2015-10-13) [Support]



    Safari Extensions:

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    AdBlock - BetaFish, Inc. - https://getadblock.com (2016-05-22)

    Blur - Abine, the online privacy company. - https://www.abine.com (2016-09-30)

    TrafficLight - Bitdefender SRL - http://trafficlight.bitdefender.com/ (2016-08-27)

    VideoCatcher - Capibara - http://www.youtubehunter.com (2015-08-08)

    SaveFrom.net helper - SaveFrom.net - http://savefrom.net (2016-01-16)


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    GlimmerBlocker (2016-01-10) [Support]

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    GRproofing (2015-10-01) [Support]


    Time Machine:

    Time Machine not configured!



    Top Processes by CPU:

    59% BDLDaemon

    18% kernel_task

    6% WindowServer

    6% cloudphotosd

    5% coreaudiod


    Top Processes by Memory:

    782 MB kernel_task

    360 MB mdworker(15)

    295 MB BDLDaemon

    180 MB Dropbox

    172 MB mds_stores


    Virtual Memory Information:

    2.23 GB Free RAM

    5.77 GB Used RAM (3.98 GB Cached)

    0 B Swap Used


    Diagnostics Information:

    Sep 30, 2016, 10:58:37 PM Self test - passed

    Sep 30, 2016, 10:55:46 PM /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/BDLDaemon_2016-09-30-225546_[redacted].cpu_resource.diag [Details]

    /Library/Bitdefender/*/antivirus.bundle/BDLDaemon

    Sep 29, 2016, 11:12:41 PM ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/VLC_2016-09-29-231241_[redacted].crash

    org.videolan.vlc - /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC

    Sep 29, 2016, 10:55:01 PM ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/iTunes_2016-09-29-225501_[redacted].crash

    com.apple.iTunes - /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes
     
  5. Rok73 macrumors 65816

    Rok73

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    #5
    You have lots of absolutely unnecessary crap installed. A Mac is NOT a Windows PC! Please safely deinstall the following:

    Macbooster
    Diskwarrior
    Elmedia Player
    CleanMyMac
    ToolsLite
    Bitdefender

    OK, I am too lazy to further check all that crap on your Mac. I am very sure that a combination of lots of unnecessary stuff stops your Mac from working properly. I'd seriously recommend to backup all your important data and make a clean install. I also recommend to change your way of thinking about macOS. It's NOT Windows. You don't need all those "helpers". Keep the system clean! What's nice about macOS is that almost everything you need for your everyday tasks is already built in.
     
  6. georgi0 thread starter macrumors regular

    georgi0

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    #6
    this setup with all these "helpers" and useless according to your opinion were exactly the case in yosemite before the upgrade. therefore unless i am missing something they have absolutely nothing to do with the fan, temperature and battery issues i am having today.

    also in activity monitor they don't eat much (if any) from cpu power apart from bit defender

    i am more than 10 years into mac os therefore you may think you know your subject but if you cant present it with a useful manner to others it's of no use to anyone.

    thanks anyway.
     
  7. Wackery macrumors 6502a

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    #7
    would you at least consider the suggestion, i think all the bloatware is uneeded as well, how often do you use these?
     
  8. Rok73 macrumors 65816

    Rok73

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    #8
    Well, do whatever you want, it's your Mac after all. But what do you want to hear? Don't ask for help if you're resistant against it. I don't have any of those "helpers" installed and my Mac is running fast and flawless. Despite your claim that you've been using macOS for 10 years my impression is that you're not very well informed about that system.

    Some of this installed bloatware digs itself quite deep into the system. I don't understand how you come to the conclusion that especially in that combination none of it has an influence on your system.
     
  9. georgi0 thread starter macrumors regular

    georgi0

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    #9
    situation has improved, thanks to you and what you wrote me. when i am wrong i am wrong...

    EtreCheck version: 3.0.6 (315)

    Report generated 2016-10-02 14:34:40

    Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com

    Runtime 1:45

    Performance: Excellent



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    Problem: No problem - just checking



    Hardware Information:

    MacBook Air

    [Technical Specifications] - [User Guide] - [Warranty & Service]

    MacBook Air - model: MacBookAir6,2

    1 1,7 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU: 2-core

    8 GB RAM Not upgradeable

    BANK 0/DIMM0

    4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok

    BANK 1/DIMM0

    4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz ok

    Bluetooth: Good - Handoff/Airdrop2 supported

    Wireless: en0: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

    Battery: Health = Normal - Cycle count = 517


    Video Information:

    Intel HD Graphics 5000

    Color LCD 1440 x 900


    System Software:

    macOS Sierra 10.12 (16A323) - Time since boot: less than an hour


    Disk Information:

    APPLE SSD SM0512F disk0 : (500,28 GB) (Solid State - TRIM: Yes)

    EFI (disk0s1) <not mounted> : 210 MB

    Recovery HD (disk0s3) <not mounted> [Recovery]: 650 MB

    Mac (disk1) / [Startup]: 498.40 GB (37.04 GB free)

    Core Storage: disk0s2 498.77 GB Online


    USB Information:

    Apple Inc. BRCM20702 Hub

    Apple Inc. Bluetooth USB Host Controller


    Thunderbolt Information:

    Apple Inc. thunderbolt_bus


    Configuration files:

    /etc/sudoers, File size 1302 but expected 1563

    /etc/hosts - Count: 14


    Gatekeeper:

    Mac App Store and identified developers


    Kernel Extensions:

    /Applications/DiskWarrior.app

    [not loaded] com.alsoft.Preview (5.0 - SDK 10.5 - 2014-12-12) [Support]



    /Applications/Parallels Desktop.app

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    [not loaded] com.parallels.kext.vnic (11.0.1 31277 - SDK 10.9 - 2015-09-22) [Support]



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    [not loaded] 7 Apple tasks

    [loaded] 167 Apple tasks

    [running] 97 Apple tasks


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    [not loaded] 36 Apple tasks

    [loaded] 161 Apple tasks

    [running] 106 Apple tasks


    User Launch Agents:

    [running] org.xbmc.helper.plist (2016-10-01) [Support]


    User Login Items:

    WiFi Signal Application (/Applications/WiFi Signal.app)

    Dropbox Application (/Applications/Dropbox.app)


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    Silverlight: 5.1.41212.0 - SDK 10.6 (2016-08-09) [Support]



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    npUplayer.1.0.2.7: mydlink services plugin_x86_64 1.0.2.7 - SDK 10.9 (2015-12-11) [Support]

    Picasa: 1.0 - SDK 10.6 (2015-10-13) [Support]



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    1Password - AgileBits - https://agilebits.com/onepassword (2016-09-27)

    AdBlock - BetaFish, Inc. - https://getadblock.com (2016-05-22)


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    Tuxera NTFS (2016-08-09) [Support]

    GRproofing (2015-10-01) [Support]


    Time Machine:

    Skip System Files: NO

    Mobile backups: OFF

    Auto backup: YES

    Volumes being backed up:

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    Destinations:

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    Total size: 2.00 TB

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    Oldest backup: -

    Last backup: -

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    Backup size 2.00 TB > (Disk size 498.40 GB X 3)


    Top Processes by CPU:

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    7% diskimages-helper(2)

    6% WindowServer

    5% coreaudiod

    2% fontd


    Top Processes by Memory:

    782 MB kernel_task

    352 MB mdworker(13)

    213 MB Mail

    205 MB Dropbox

    180 MB com.apple.WebKit.WebContent(2)


    Virtual Memory Information:

    2.99 GB Free RAM

    5.00 GB Used RAM (2.44 GB Cached)

    0 B Swap Used


    Diagnostics Information:

    Oct 2, 2016, 01:39:30 PM Self test - passed

    Oct 2, 2016, 12:13:54 PM ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Activity Monitor_2016-10-02-121354_[redacted].crash

    com.apple.ActivityMonitor - /Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor.app/Contents/MacOS/Activity Monitor

    Sep 29, 2016, 11:12:41 PM ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/VLC_2016-09-29-231241_[redacted].crash

    org.videolan.vlc - /Applications/VLC.app/Contents/MacOS/VLC

    Sep 29, 2016, 10:55:01 PM ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/iTunes_2016-09-29-225501_[redacted].crash

    com.apple.iTunes - /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes
     
  10. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    #10
    Glad to hear the situation has improved. You're welcome.
     

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