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2011 MBP fan running LOTS


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Hi,

I have a 2011 MBP i7 16 GB of ram and an SSD (I put it in about 6 months ago)
About a month ago the Mac's fan has been running high speed. I use LightRoom 5 and Photoshop CC a lot. Anytime I work in these programs the fan is going. Today I was streaming Netflix and the fan was running the whole time I was watching the movie

Before writing this I was in Lightroom. When I switch to Chrome it took the Mac about 5 minutes to cool enough to stop the fan.

I reinstalled the OS in early Jan when I put in the SSD. Up until the fan issue things have been running well!

Any suggestions?

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About a month ago the Mac's fan has been running high speed. I use LightRoom 5 and Photoshop CC a lot. Anytime I work in these programs the fan is going. Today I was streaming Netflix and the fan was running the whole time I was watching the movie

Any suggestions?
These are all high demand activities...so things heat up...and fan rpm's increase. If it's Summer where you are...ambient temps are higher. And higher ambient temps mean higher laptop temps.

A second idea...your computer may be getting dirty inside. Maybe need to open it up & check for dirt/fuzz buildup.

Thirdly...the fans may not have been running at high rpm's previously (opposite answer to suggestion #1)...because ambient temps where you are may have been lower 1-2 months ago.

Fourth...Could be a combination of both higher ambient temps and dirty computer.

HTH,

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These are all high demand activities...so things heat up...and fan rpm's increase. If it's Summer where you are...ambient temps are higher. And higher ambient temps mean higher laptop temps.

A second idea...your computer may be getting dirty inside. Maybe need to open it up & check for dirt/fuzz buildup.

Thirdly...the fans may not have been running at high rpm's previously (opposite answer to suggestion #1)...because ambient temps where you are may have been lower 1-2 months ago.

Fourth...Could be a combination of both higher ambient temps and dirty computer.

HTH,

- Nick
Thanks, I'll open it up tomorrow and have a look!

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Thanks, I'll open it up tomorrow and have a look!
Good deal. Hopefully there is some crude inside...since that will easily explain the higher temps & higher fan rpms. But if not...it could be higher ambient temps.

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I'll say one think, Lightroom 5 is a PIG

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I'll say one think, Lightroom 5 is a PIG
Yikes...%cpu of 337 is pretty "piggy"! You must have a quad core cpu on your computer.

This is definitely the sort of cpu usage that will get the computer hotter & the fans faster/louder.

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