vibrating/rattling sound after playing 1080p videos

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by SLR2009, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. SLR2009 macrumors regular

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    Hi, I was playing a bunch of 1080p videos when I started to hear a vibrating/buzzing/rattling sound coming from my Mac Pro. I don't recall ever hearing this sound before. Is there something wrong with my Mac? Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Could it be the fans?

    Have you looked at iStat Menus to monitor your CPU usage, the resulting temperatures and the fan speeds?
     
  3. SLR2009 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help. It very well could be. I opened Disk Utility and verified my drives. Disk Utility said that The Volumes appear to be ok. It also said "Verified" at the bottom. I haven't heard that noise since it occurred yesterday. It seems ok today.
     
  4. blinkfrog macrumors member

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    Welcome to the fridge club!
    Look around: there are many topics about 2009 Mac Pro's rattling/vibrating fridge-like sound.
     
  5. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    Just an aside (not necessarily any direct bearing on what you've said):

    In the depths of winter I heard my machine making the most awful juddering
    rattling sound - or so I thought. I became concerned to the extent that I
    turned the machine off. And then it was obvious: the noise wasn't caused
    by the computer, but by a bus outside struggling in the cold weather.

    What this taught me: it can be very hard to place the source of a sound.
     
  6. blinkfrog macrumors member

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    It is worth to stop all fans one-by-one. I found that source of a sound is mainly Exhaust fan. Also somewhat Intake fan.
     

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