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    Possible fan problems
    Hello all! This is my first post and I humbly seek wisdom.

    I purchased a macbook pro from Apple last November. It's been working very well for me; however, lately, the fans seem louder than usual.

    I'm posting here because I think there may be a hardware issue, but maybe I'm just overly concerned.

    Currently, I'm operating at 69C and the fan is holding steady at 4300 RPM. In this case, I am right beside a window on a cool night. However, normally it will go up to somewhere around the mid-70s to 80 degrees and the fan speed will reach way over 6000RPM.

    Is this a cause for a concern? Is there a method that I could follow for properly assessing whether or not this is a problem.

    Thank you,

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    Hi all, sorry about the double post, but since my problem persists I thought I'd give this thread a bump.

    I hope my first post wasn't offensive in some way. I am new here and have not learned all of the customs.


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    Possible fan problems
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    It's perfectly fine, your post was not by any means offensive. Reaching those temperature levels is normal if you're doing activity on your Mac like listening to music, watching a movie, browsing, etc. and isn't alarming. When it does reach those temparatures, the fans must automatically speed up in order to try and cool it down, so that's normal as well. I'm not sure about rates exactly, but you can use an application like smCFanControl to adjust your fans and everything: Download smcFanControl for Mac - Control Intel Mac fans to make them run cooler.

    I wouldn't recommend messing around with that, though, so just leave it default unless you're very Mac savvy.

    I'd run a hardware test just to make sure there's nothing wrong hardware-wise: Intel-based Macs: Using Apple Hardware Test

    I always recommend that test because Apple tends to install faulty hardware parts into our computer. Happened more than once to me on a couple of different Macs, so a hardware test every now and then is a must for me.

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