Thread: Loud fan noise
08-03-2008, 02:44 PM #1
Loud fan noise
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- Aug 03, 2008
My iMac is making a loud 'fan' type noise and seems to be kicking out a lot of cool air from the vent at the top / back of the screen.
I lifted it up slightly to get the serial number from the base of the stand a couple of hours when it was switched off - I'm assuming this has caused some kind of minor upset? I didn't turn it completely upside down. Can I assume that its just kicked a bit of dust around and it will eventually settle down or is this a sign of something more serious?
08-03-2008, 04:38 PM #2
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- Jan 23, 2008
- Fort Worth, Texas
- 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
The loud noise and the excess cool air is because the fan is rotating faster. Were you by chance running a graphic intensive program or playing a game at the time this occurred?
Download and install the iStatPro widget and keep an eye on the Fan speeds and the CPU temperature.
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