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MacBook Pro Retina Fan Issues

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  • peppie55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 10:04 AM (in response to jamezmbp)

    I just did some more testing and copied the folder music (16 gb) from the iTunes folder to my desktop, the reading speed: +-220 Mb/s Writing speed: +-220Mb/s, the temperature was just 24 C, so no huge temperature diffrence. (was 20 C)

  • Oyinko2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 10:45 AM (in response to jamezmbp)

    Bad news guys. I'm running 10.8.3 Build 12D68 and I still have the problem.

     

    I got it while playing an Apple LossLess song with itunes.

     

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  • peppie55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 10:47 AM (in response to Oyinko2)

    That's very bad news!!

     

    Did you a reboot and smc reset??

     

    And how you got it?

  • Oyinko2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 10:59 AM (in response to peppie55)

    Yes Reboot and reset SMC.

     

    I have an Apple Developer Account.

     

    Just got the problem again while playing an Apple LossLess. The temperature stayed between 30-32° but the fan spike up again...

     

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  • peppie55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:03 AM (in response to Oyinko2)

    When was that update released? because this problem is now just 1 week in full attention. And I heard that update was 2 weeks ago?

  • Oyinko2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:11 AM (in response to peppie55)

    It was released early February. But that's probably the build we will receive on the computer when they will release 10.8.3

     

    Anyway, I think it's related to the SMC, that's why we need more an SMC update rather than a OSX Update.

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    Feb 27, 2013 11:12 AM (in response to jamezmbp)

    Hey all!

     

    Brand new 15" MBPr … when order was placed it was for the 2.3GHz …… but I was afforded the new upgraded version with the 2.4GHz.

     

    So 15" MBPr 2.4GHz and 16GB RAM

    OSX 10.8.2

     

    During routine task …… browsin the web (FB, bank, nothin serious) the fans will rev to full speed for about a min. Check activity monitor and NOTHING is taking up the CPU at even more than 20%

     

    However playing a video game (Counter Strike Global Offensive) - fans never rev up.

     

    I've reset SMC and issue persist

     

    I've ran the FULL Apple Hardware Test and no errors found.

     

    Seems like a software bug in the OS but so far I haven't been able to resolve this msyelf

  • peppie55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:13 AM (in response to Oyinko2)

    But i read there was a smc update for macbook pro, macbook air, I don't know if they call the macbook pro the retina or so?

  • Oyinko2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:25 AM (in response to peppie55)

    This is this on in July 2012

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1559

  • peppie55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to Oyinko2)

    i get immediatly the message "This software is not supported on your system"

  • Oyinko2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:30 AM (in response to peppie55)

    It's because you are already running the last version of the SMC firmware.

  • peppie55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:32 AM (in response to Oyinko2)

    ooh oke, but do you get the update in the appstore or dou you have to search the apple site every day?

  • Oyinko2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 11:35 AM (in response to peppie55)

    You will get it in the AppStore

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    Feb 27, 2013 1:14 PM (in response to jeffrosun)

    Had my 15" Retina for 5 days now. I was very annoyed by the random fan spikes, but then noticed it only happened when I was running a torrent program. When the torrent program's not running, I don't get fan spikes at all. Still odd because it's not like the tempurature is crazy high while the torrent program's running. I'm using iStat Menus 4 for tempurature readings.

     

    I have not copied any large files yet, so maybe I'll try that later today.

     

    I was so happy when I found out I got one with a non-defective Samsung screen. And now this problem...very tempted to just take advantage of the 14 day refund policy and buy a Windows laptop instead.

  • jeffrosun Calculating status...
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    Feb 27, 2013 1:55 PM (in response to jamezmbp)

    I can confirm since not having torrent programs running, my issue has been resolved. I used to get fan spikes every 45~ minutes.

    Since I got rid of transmission, I have not notice any unusual activity with the machine at all - even when transferring large amounts of data/playing lossless files, or games etc.

     

    I dont understand how a program that using almost no cpu or gpu usage causes such major spikes - possible a wifi card issue

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