Apple :: Temperature - Constantly Floating At 70+C
Apr 14, 2009
this is with minimal workload besides leaving BT on w/ 50kbs down and 10kbps up capped. room temperature is anywhere around 20-24, common room temperature at a library in edmonton. keep in mind that this is the CPU's temperature so it has less to do with the GPU's issue.
I have a white macbook with a 2.1ghz intel core 2 duo that I got in August of 2008. I was wondering if it is normal for the fan to run constantly and for the CPU to be at 160 degrees, the memory at 120, the main heat-sinks at about 130?
it is indeed handy to have coolbook on the menu bar and it shows that at the time when temperature went up to 80~90; the cpu was running at full speed.
at the task i was running where i underclock down to even 800mhz things were fine, but it just shot up to 2.5k ghz for no reason.
and after locking at the range of 800-1600, the temperature did indeed dropped to a more desirable temperature of 60 but still sticked to the upper limit at 1600 w/out reason.
all temperatures stated are Celsius. there weren't any cpu intensive tasks running either; once again, i turned off everything after seeing the temperature went up. since it has nothing to do with the GPU(every unibody mac user love to say this, but no, not the gpu this time.
for those who didn't know what happened prior; my macbook pro loves heat and more so reaching 80~90 w/out reason. venting is clean enough there is no visible dust gathered, it had been used with a cooler at home so it wouldn't be the entrapment from desktop material either.
I bought the unibody MacBook some weeks ago, probably nearing a month now. And I'd like to perhaps get some answers on some things that have been bothering me a little here and there. I've called AppleCare but they almost always tell me to bring my MacBook down somewhere to have a look at it, and that is not a very viable option. Unless it of course is something major.
1. What is the normal temperature for a MacBook running say Firefox with maybe 5+ tabs open and a video streaming in one of those tabs? Along with maybe aMSN and Pages. Before I had SMCFancontrol running, with power attached it would run at or between 55~61 degrees celsius or so. Currently with SMCFancontrol running, it runs at about 45~51 celsius but the fans are working doubly hard.
While running games on my Win XP partition, it gets hot, sometimes if I put it on my lap for a second or two, it almost feels like the surface could scald me. But I guess that's because I'm running games.
2. Is it more advisable to have the battery out or in if when I'm at home and using just the power adapter?
Applecare has advised that I leave it in all the time, but I'm not entirely convinced on this. Macs aren't PCs but most if not all of the people I know that use PCs have the battery out all the time and only plug it back in when they need it.............
The fan on my laptop runs constantly. The noise is very annoying. I have been having this problem for 6months plus. In reading previous posts, upgrading teh BIOS seemed to resolve the problem for a while, but it is happening again now. The fan runs from the second I turn the computer on.┬á I am running the A02 BIOS. I just ran diagnostics and the fan test passed - speeds were 4500, 4500, 4000. current CPU temps ranged from 68-71. What else can I do?
I just did a full clean install today to remove Ubuntu. I put vista 64 bit on and reinstalled all the system drivers.
I took the laptop upstairs to watch 1 episode of the simpsons(23 min long) and during the whole episode, the fan would go on for 2-3 seconds, turn off for 4 seconds, turn back on for 2-3 seconds. This is extremely annoying as my parents are sleeping, its quiet in the house and while watching the episode I can hear the fan turn on and off.
Occasionally the fan will stay on the 5-8 seconds then turn off for 4 sec.
I love the unit otherwise but find this verry annoying. I've 'tweaked' vista to get it running quick, I'm set on Power Saver mode, LCD screen brightness low and just have IE open with the show playing.
About two weeks ago I noticed my Dell M1330 fan was constantly running on the slow speed. Whatever I did, it just wouldn't shut up. Especially when I was running a graphically demanding game, the fan would go nuts, running at maximum power.
I followed a tutorial to clean the dust out of the fan but it didn't fix anything. Today, I got frustrated with it, followed a tutorial to undervolt my CPU, downgraded my nVidia drivers to 167.45 (which apparently lowers GPU temp) and installed I8Kfan to try and fix it.
With I8Kfan, it is kind of like it used to be. I've had the computer for a year and six months and before this it was running almost completely silently unless I was watching a long movie/using heaps of tabs in a web browser/etc. Now, if I don't have I8Kfan set to kick the fans in at 60c they go all the time.
I even tried downgrading my BIOS to A14 because I read here that it could help. Still, no dice.
The CPU fan is totally off when the CPU temp is under 55░C (according to Everest). Once it's over 55░C, it goes onto its low setting. Somewhere higher up, it goes to its high setting.
The problem: Even just browsing the web and doing light desktop work (IM, Explorer, Word), the CPU temp creeps up to 55░C pretty easily. Once it does, the fan shoots on, but it only takes about 3 seconds to get to below 55░C, so it shuts off again. Without the fan, the temp goes up past 55░C again, and the cycle restarts.
The result is an on-off-on-off-on-off fan that turns on or stays off for only about 2-5 seconds at a time. REALLY annoying, esspecially in an otherwise quiet library environment. I can see people looking over at me with a "what the f is wrong with your computer" look.
I've updated the BIOS to its latest as of this date (Jan 06 2009) on the Acer site (3810), that didn't help any.
I've read (on this site) that Acer uses something propertiary to control their fan, causing normal fan control software to not work on Acer's.
Does anybody know of any software that will let me control the speed of the fan? I tried the fan control software for the Acer Aspire One, which didn't seem to work.
On my Acer 5920G with Windows 7 I noticed that after I downloaded the latest version of Acer Arcade Deluxe that the red light on he right hand side of the computer is on. It's the record button on the media button area.
I just bought an Acer aspire 4530-5627 and the onboard Nvidia Geforce 9100M G graphics card is getting quite hot. Sometimes the GPU temp gets to the mid 70s (Celsius) averaging around 67 or 68*C! According to CPUID HWMonitor the ACPI temp gets to 55*C and the Processor to 50*C. The hard drive runs on the cool side at 39*C. I bought the laptop on newegg and they do not accept returns for refunds.
Acer Aspire 4530 AMD athlon x2 ql-60 2gb ddr2 667 160gb 5400 sata nvidia 9100m g
I don't know what it is, or maybe its just the way the system works... But basically, but something is constantly on even when I just have the laptop on with a few IE windows, you can especially feel it just to the left of the touchpad. From time to time, I will also hear the the noise coming from it and it till slow down, then start up again. I mean, its not a big issue, but is something wrong with the laptop? This happens when the CPU load is as low as just 5%, temperatures around 42-45 degrees Celsius.
The HDD LED is constantly blinking with one second frequency. I'm using WIN XP, this blinking can not be seen in BIOS, but I can see it with a Live XP, and it's also blinking when XP install starts, but there are not any processes.
Because of the mentioned reasons, this could not be because of indexing, or pagefile (additionally I have tried to turn them off, and blinking remained)..
I've reported this issue to Dell, and the HDD was replaced, but I still can experience the blinking., if you have experienced an issu like this.
In the last two weeks or so, the fan on my Studio 15 (1535) has been running continuosly. Even when it's under little/no load for extended periods of time, the fan stays on at higher-than-low-speed (from the sound)?
I've had it for about four months and this wasn't an issue until very recently. I have updated the BIOS twice (A02 to A03, then A03 to A06) and wonder if the most recent update was the culprit. I skipped A05 initially, but a few days ago I re-flashed using A05 to see if that might fix the issue- no dice! I'm debating whether I should go back to A03 and see if that does the trick?
But I don't want to keep arbitrarily flashing the BIOS over and over if there's no chance of it fixing the fan issue.
Anyone else have similar issues with the fan running constantly? Any suggestions on how to fix or, at least, mitigate the problem?
FYI- I always use the laptop on a flat, hard surface (desk or wooden lap-desk) to allow proper heat dissipation. I have also tried elevating the back of the system by 1/2-inch or so to improve airflow- NADA!
When I power on, after about 5-6 minutes the fan (I assume the CPU fan) kicks in. However, it then seems to remain on constantly until the laptop is turned off, even if I'm only idling. This is slightly annoying, not just because of the noise, but also it seems to have quite a noticeable effect on the battery life.
I have installed SpeedFan to keep track of the CPU temp and it seems that the fan kicks in initally when the core temps reach about 35 C, but then the fan does not switch off, even when temps drop back down to 25/26 C, which seems very cool.
On every other laptop I have used (none of which were Acers), the CPU fan only comes on now and again, as and when it is needed.
So, is this normal behaviour or is there possibly a fault with the fan control mechanism ? If so I will consider taking back to the retailer for an exchange.
I just bought this new acer 3680 1 month ago because i needed a laptop for my studying. basicly all i need it for is to take notes from classes, and surf the web (youtube etc). ok so basicly the first impression with preinstalled vista was horrible. incredible lag... 3 seconds delay at all times when browsing the web. and completely unable to playback any form of media with any other windows open without the sound lagging like crazy... all that kind of stuff
but the main problem seems to be the fan. It runs at high speed (producing as much noise as my desktop computer). The fan turns on aprroximately 4 minutes after you turn on your computer, or immediately after you open an application.. and it just keeps on running untill you turn off your computer... It is so annoying that i have trouble bringing the computer to class (which is where i really need it!) because i feel embarrased about the noise, and frankly i think this is an annoyance to the other students aswell. Is this a common problem with 3680? No one of the other students pc's fans run when they just use basic applications like word, or internet explorer, and they certainly dont do it when simply idling on the desktop.
furthermore it needs to be said that i have messed around with vista alot, and tweaked it in every possible way to remove pressure of the cpu.. and ofc removed all antivirus programs etc. Furthermore i tried installing XP, and guess what.... it took 5 mins of idling on the desktop in the brand newly installed xp for the fan to start again!!! so i conclude that the problem is not caused by vista overloading the cpu!. Does anyone else have this problem with their aspire 3680? maybe im just overly sensitive about the noise, but really it isnt supposed to run at all times.
I have a DV6000. I keep this laptop in tiptop shape. I only recently started to use it again on a fulltime basis. I notice that the fan is now CONSTANTLY on. It doesn't matter what I do, idling included... Here are some stats from HW Monitor. I'm not sure how to interpret these numbers, but they do look high. The palm rest is warm, but it has always been the case.
what I can do? Obviously I can't turn off the fan it the system is in fact hot.
I have replaced mother board and LCD of my Inspiron N5010. After replacement, it started to shut down constantly, usually┬á5-10 min after start up. I have run diagnostics,┬áit showed error 2000-0413 (LCD cable not┬ádetected), but could not finish all diagnostic process, cause it shut down again during CPU memory test. ┬á
Is it possible that because of this error┬ácomputer shut downs then working or it is two separated problems? Can it be that only cable connector causing error or it is a defect of new mother board?
I am getting intermittently dropped wifi connection. ┬áIt is a new/nearly new xps 12 convertible from the Dell outlet store a couple of months ago. ┬áI have installed all windows updates including win 8.1. ┬áMy network adapter is an Intel Dual band wireless AC-7260 #2. ┬áI searched on the intel site using the auto driver function and it cannot find any new drivers there for it.
I have also set the wifi adapter to "maximum performance" whether on battery or plugged in and it happens anyway (even when plugged into AC).Is there anything I can do for this or does a technician need to replace the wifi card (or do I need to RMA the notebook)?
I have a brand new Dell Vostro 3560.CPU fan has been working constantly, even when the CPU is very low. The noise is awful! There is no software installed only┬ánew win7, latest DELL bios A13 and all latest drivers (chipset, video card, etc).I have performed and CPU fan disgnostic (reboot->F12 ->Disgnostic) it is passed. CPU FAN speed is reported 4600RPM.
My Dell Inspiron 15r 8 months old today suddenly started acting up. It keeps restarting after the dell logo screen. after reading up a bit online i have done the following
1)tried tapping f8 to boot via safemode but unsuccesful(also tried fn+f8 and shift+f8)
2)i have run diagnostics no error is encountered
3)i have entered bios menu and made changes to sata interface to ahci and other alternate options but to no avail
4)removed battery and pressed power button with power off for 15s but no result on giving power
I actually have grub bootloader through which i can open 3 operating systems i have-win7,and 2 unix based os's however as my laptop isnt going beyond the logo screen i cannot even enter my other operating systems to make any changes.
I just got a new Latitude E6440. Overall I love the system, but when it is docked / on AC power, I have noticed that I can almost constantly hear the fan. Right now my CPU is only at 6% but I can hear the fan running. Is that just normal behavior with this system? Does it just have a louder fan that runs more often? I just upgraded from an E6410 and I don't recall ever hearing the fan.┬á
I am running Windows 8.1 Pro, and it is a brand-new install. I ran diagnostics and did not find any issues.