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    MacBook 1.1 - Loud fan

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    Hi,

    I have a MacBook 1.1 from 2006 and its fan is driving me crazy!
    It's at 6200rpm almost constantly!
    And no I haven't got a stuck print job, and my activity monitor is fine and my harddrive has tons of free space.
    Please advice!

    Mjolby

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    MacBook 1.1 - Loud fan
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    In most cases totally normal...especially if you're:

    - gaming (hard drive or internet based)
    - playing videos (You Tube)
    - doing anything that requires a lot of gpu resources

    HTH,

    - Nick

    p.s. Warm/hot environmental temps will make things worse.
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    MacBook 1.1 - Loud fan

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    Right now, i'm just on this forum using Google Chrome and the fan is at 5700rpm. No games or anything o.O

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    MacBook 1.1 - Loud fan
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    Give this a try Link

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    MacBook 1.1 - Loud fan

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    Didn't change anything, as soon as my mac booted up the fans went to 6000rpm...

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    MacBook 1.1 - Loud fan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolby View Post
    Right now, i'm just on this forum using Google Chrome and the fan is at 5700rpm. No games or anything o.O
    Are you 100% sure (as you mentioned in your original post) when you check "activity monitor" nothing is running that shouldn't be or that you don't recognize?

    Another possibility...as you know...you're MacBook 1,1 is around 5 years old (2006)...it's very very possible that your fan (and/or computer on the inside) is dirty!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    MacBook 1.1 - Loud fan

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    I am indeed, and the fan has already been cleaned. I have no idea what it could be :S

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    MacBook 1.1 - Loud fan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolby View Post
    I am indeed, and the fan has already been cleaned. I have no idea what it could be :S
    Did you disassemble the MacBook to clean the fan?

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    MacBook 1.1 - Loud fan

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    Yes, could it simply mean that I need a new fan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolby View Post
    Yes, could it simply mean that I need a new fan?

    Seems unlikely to me. Either your processor really is heating up - or the controller is malfunctioning. Is your computer feeling warmer than normal?

    It's probably just time for a new computer - 5 years is a pretty good run.

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    MacBook 1.1 - Loud fan

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    Ye, I'm pretty sure it's my processor and yeah it probably is time for a new computer, a huge shame that mac laptops aren't really affordable for students

    Thanks for all the quick answers though, but if you come up with some other solution, please do make a new post

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    If you look at the refurb store or online for used Macs - you may find a deal that fits your budget/requirements.

    Just out of curiosity - have you brought up Activity Monitor to see if anything is running that's exercising the CPU?

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    MacBook 1.1 - Loud fan

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    The only thing drawing cpu right now is google chrome and the activity monitor itself, and yes I'm looking online for refurbished apple laptops, however it's quite hard to find some close to Sweden, as I'm not sure that i'd trust shipping from outside of Europe at least.

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    MacBook 1.1 - Loud fan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolby View Post
    Ye, I'm pretty sure it's my processor and yeah it probably is time for a new computer, a huge shame that mac laptops aren't really affordable for students
    I really wouldn't give up on the MacBook yet! We get questions about hot Mac laptops all the time (high fan rpms, high temps, etc.)...so we've been down this road many many many times.

    In the vast majority of situations...one or more of the suggestions made so far usually resolve or explain why the MacBook is hot & fan running at high rpm's. Either:

    - the computer really is still dirty
    - there is something or "somethings" running in Activity Monitor that shouldn't be
    - a demanding app. is running that is taxing the cpu or gpu

    ...or this is the rare situation where there is some sort of hardware failure. It's really hard to be 100% sure...since we cannot see the computer in person.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    MacBook 1.1 - Loud fan

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    Could it be that I need to apply some new thermal paste to the processor?

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