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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 07, 2011
    mac mini fan running all the time now
    Hello all,

    I have a Mac Mini running OS 10.7. I use Adobe Premier Pro and Photoshop quite a bit for video and photo processing. I notice that the Mini's internal fan will come on when I am rendering some video or doing some other processor intensive activity. The fan generally turns itself off a couple of minutes after the heavy processing ceases.

    The other day, however, while in the middle of browsing the net, not doing anything processor intensive, the fan came on and has not shut off since. I've closed all programs, shut down the computer and restarted and the fan keeps on running.

    Is this normal? Is there any way to monitor internal temperature?

    Any clues will be appreciated.


    Kevin H.

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    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.7.5
    Here are a couple good temperature monitoring apps.:

    Temperature Monitor
    iStat Pro

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    Member Since
    Dec 07, 2011

    I like the iStat Pro. Thanks,

    Kevin H.

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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    If this continues, it MIGHT be some process that is messed up and sucking a lot of CPU causing the fan to come on. Open Activity Monitor and see the CPU usage and if it's high, see what process is doing it.

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