Evan Martin (evan) wrote in evan_tech,
Evan Martin

macbook fan speed

A friend has a MacBook Pro. The fan on it runs at high speed at all times, after she's logged in. Fan Control shows low temperature and high fan speed, so the sensors look all right, but from its control graph thingy the fan should be at the lowest speed because the system is cool and idle. We found something online that said you should reset the "SMC", which involves pulling the battery and holding down the power switch, and that maybe helped, but even now it's going between like 2.5krpm and 4krpm when it should be at 1.5k.

Any thoughts? I don't know how to work these things. OS X 10.5.1, 2.4 core duo. Load average is 0.28 0.19 0.17, top shows mostly system stuff.
Tags: fourth wall

  • your vcs sucks

    I've been hacking on some Haskell stuff lately that's all managed in darcs and it's reminded me of an observation I made over two years ago now (see…

  • perl people, explain your language to me

    Every time I use perl I feel mildly positive about it right up until I encounter CPAN. I've never managed to make CPAN work, despite the multitude of…

  • dns attack of doom

    If I've learned anything from the new Kaminsky DNS attack, it's that if you want to keep something a secret while disclosing to a trusted subset of…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.