Why is my computer so hot/fan so loud?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by docgerrard, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. docgerrard macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    Literally closed out of everything I could. Still, computer is warmer than it should be and fan is louder, as you can see by my fan information in the top of the screenshot.

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  2. MR.BUTTON macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Vancouver,Canada and Shanghai,China

    WOW!:eek:According to your screenshot, it seems that you fan is above 4000 rmp. That is very rare. And the interesting thing is , yourCPU temp is extremely high, 83,even you are not doing anything big at all. The normal fan rate is around 2000 and CPU temp is around 50 at this work load. So scroll down the activity monitor, check is there anything running in the background that uses large CPU horsepower.

    Hope this helps:)


    Take it to the apple store if the situation continues
  3. tusctodd macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2009
  4. macdudesir macrumors 6502

    Jan 16, 2011
    Blacksburg, VA
    I know it seems self explanatory, but the Macbook Airs seem to have sleep troubles...sometimes when they wake up from sleep they will get hot with no apparent cause, so try restarting if you havent already.
  5. docgerrard thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    this has been happening with more and more frequency lately

    also, the only thing that fixes it is restarting the computer
  6. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010

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