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How to check fan's rMBP?

603 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2012 7:13 AM by Sound Evolution RSS
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Nov 16, 2012 10:39 PM

Dear,

 

My rMBP (allong with horrible image retention) get's overheated regulary. It become to hot to touch and my programs and graphics start to become very sluggish. The laptop becomes insanly hot at the arry above the F keys. Strange enough I've never heard the fans kick in, makes me wonder if they even work..? Is there a way (hardware test) to test the fan's?

 

Thanks

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012)
  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,055 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 10:46 PM (in response to Sound Evolution)

    Sound Evolution wrote:

     

    ... Is there a way (hardware test) to test the fan's?

     

    Ye's.

     

    Using Apple Hardware Test

     

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509

     

    You must remove the firmware password, if one has been set, before you can use AHT.

     

    Donationware iStat Pro is a widget that displays system information, including fan RPM.

     

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,655 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 10:43 PM (in response to Sound Evolution)

    You can download iStat Menus and get just about any information you want - temps all around the unit, fan speeds, etc. Download it and post the information concerning temps and fan speed. It's free for two weeks, I think, but the paid version (well worth it) is $16.

     

    Clinton

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,655 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 5:10 AM (in response to Sound Evolution)

    85ºC is pretty hot - I average about 64ºC with minimum use. Now when I'm, for instance, rendering a 3D image in Photoshop, temps can get up to 85º or higher and fans will ramp up to 6700 rpms.

     

    I'm afraid that you're just going to have to take your machine into your local Apple Store or an AASP. Those temps just aren't normal for everyday use.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Clinton

  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (26,655 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 5:42 AM (in response to Sound Evolution)

    Your fans should be abobe 3000rpm if you're at the 77º mark - as I said, when I'm rendering, my temps and fans go up - nothing to worry about in that scenario.

     

    In iStat Menus, set your fans to 'medium' - they should go up a bit.

     

    Clinton

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