Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2011 5:24 PM (in response to Andre Klein)
same issue. and i've got a brand new (2011) MBP (2.2ghz, 4gb, etc) and the fan never used to spin up except when i was gaming or watching video.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2011 6:04 PM (in response to Andre Klein)
I'm also listening to this stupid fan on my Macbook quackcore. What a PAIN! Come on Apple!!!!!! Fix the frigging noisy fan issue. Geez!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2011 7:32 PM (in response to Andre Klein)
Some problem with my Macbook Core 2 Duo here. CPU load seems to frequently ramp up under Firefox (latest v. 5.0.1) even on basic webpages without tons of ads and without Flash. But even after killing Firefox it appears other processes are causing some big CPU loads, much more so than under 10.6.8.
Fan runs like crazy until everything is killed to let the CPU calm down...
Wonder what the problem is but hopefully Apple is on it...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2011 10:04 PM (in response to Andre Klein)
Having the same isse with my MacBook Air .. This is a serious issue with Lion!!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 12:32 AM (in response to mahbool)
resolved . it was citrix Access Gateway plugin.
sudo launchctl unload -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.citrix.agadminservice.plist
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 5:02 AM (in response to mahbool)
Resolved? Not really... Your Citrix Access Gateway plugin might be one process with heavy CPU load, but rest assured: there is more than one, so the fan won’t stop blowing. The problem sits much deeper...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 5:36 AM (in response to Andre Klein)
Mine is roaring too - like a computer readying for lift-off. I think it wants to be the next space shuttle.
In my case, it's definitely (at least in part) because clamshell mode currently has a major bug under Lion. You should be able to run an external monitor with the MBP lid open and internal screen off. After upgrading to Lion, the MBP screen comes back on as soon as you re-open the lid. So the only way to use only the external display is to keep the lid closed. Lid closed = poorer air circulation = hotter running = mad, mad fan noise plus a much unhappier and unhealthy living environment for the battery and other components.
One step forward, three steps back... Please fix, Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 5:38 AM (in response to Andre Klein)
Did I wrote ’eye of Steve’? I better should have written ’ear of Steve’! Well, didn't I read/hear somewhere that he is slightly hearing impaired!? Would make sense...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 7:01 AM (in response to Andre Klein)
The "eye(ear) of Steve" is called a bug report.
You can do this by going to:
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 7:13 AM (in response to woodmeister50)
The "eye of Steve" is the eye of Steve. It does exist, it was explained to me in a meeting I had at the Apple Campus in 2005. If he sees something he doesn’t like, he makes sure something gets done about it. So if he actually uses one of these MacBook with a 'fan from h3ll’ himself, you can be sure that he will complain to his engineers. But honestly I don't expect that Apple is able to solve this issue in software/firmware. Looks like we have to wait for the next MBP generation...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2011 9:37 AM (in response to Andre Klein)
I have an Air, 13 ultimate and the fans go crazy under Lion when the sceen saver comes on. Screen saver is last 12 months of pictures. Did not do this under Snow Lep.
Of course, any flash video stuff and the fans went crazy.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 22, 2011 6:51 AM (in response to Mark Stull)
I'm also on a 2.13 13" AIR and having a lot more fan and heat issues since I "upgraded" to Lion. Fan rarely came on before except with crappy flash videos. Now it comes on quite a bit more often
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 7:08 AM (in response to Andre Klein)
Same problem on my 9 months old I-mac.Sounds like a hair-dryer
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2011 6:45 AM (in response to Andre Klein)
Same issue on my MBP thunderbold 15". Both fans are constantly spinning at more than 6,000rpm.... at that's with CPU activity at 12%! it is getting on my nerves. Can we have a fix asap?!