Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to lillynews)
Dammit, the graph didn't post. Let's try the data behind the table:
temp speed 41 2430 42 2271 43 2401 44 2480 44 2908 45 3736 46 2637 47 5266 48 5200 49 4730 51 5089 52 5444
If there's no flash running in Safari the mac at rest can get down to ~1500 RPM.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to lillynews)
Well, looks like you've covered about everything, good work.
Open Activity Monitor in Applications>Utilities, select All Processes & sort on CPU%, any indications there?
Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.
PS. To post a pic you have to use the little Camera icon in the reply, then upload it... if you drag & drop it'll look like it's there until you click Add Reply.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 12:52 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I've checked that periodically. Nothing out of the ordinary. Just now, 92% idle (only 5% on Safari, but fan speed of 3500 RPM. Once in awhile I'll find the fan at ~3500 RPM with inactivity, and there's flash running in Safari at ~30% CPU. Killing that allows the fan to return to ~1500.
There it is!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to lillynews)
Can we get more detailed temp info for particular parts?
And/or iStat Pro...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2012 9:21 PM (in response to lillynews)
Pretty strange, I don't know which one you need, but I'd searh for an ASD Disc for yours, not normallky available to users.
Another strange thing, is that occasionally running AHT will fix these these things just by running it!???
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 7:45 AM (in response to BDAqua)
BTW, thanks BDAqua for your responses (and to anyone else who has put some thought into this)!
I'll try those out. In the meantime, since I didn't do any benchmarking before, I'm not sure which step is out-of-line. Any sense of which is the true symptom?:
1) temperatures are too hot for light Internet use
2) fan speeds are too fast for normal temperatures
3) these temps and fan speeds are normal, so the fan must be louder than it was for the same RPMs than before
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 11:12 AM (in response to lillynews)
For example I'm happily using Fan Control on my 2010 Mac Mini, but as you can see I have the Lower Threshold set fairly low and the Fan will start ramping up pretty fast if it goes over 51C.
I also use SMCFanControl on my early intel iMac and both can be somewhat confusing if not used or removed properly.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Might try SmcFanControl, or the other one as mentioned.
Sorry for creating any confusion BDAqua. I wasn't trying to encourage lillynews to install a control utility over the top of what might be a different problem. I was really just digging around to find out if perhaps one had been installed and forgotten about.