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My Macbook fan is running very loud

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My 2011 Macbook fan is running very loud while my laptop is on, no matter if I am streaming a movie or just typing a Word document. Is there a chance there is something in my activity that is causing this rather than having a bad fan? Additionally the computer is slow, especially the internet. Its only 2yrs old. Here is my activity report;

 

Active Memory: 645.8 MB

Free Memory: 2.14 GB

Wired Memory: 823.0 MB

Used Memory: 1.86 GB

Inactive Memory: 433.6 MB

Total VM: 122.97 GB

Number of processes: 53

 

PID    Process Name              User       CPU      Real Mem        Virtual Mem   

0      kernel_task               root       1.3      294.3 MB        4.24 GB         

1      launchd                   root       0.0      1.1 MB          2.36 GB         

10     kextd                     root       0.0      4.5 MB          2.35 GB         

11     DirectoryService          root       0.0      4.9 MB          2.36 GB         

12     notifyd                   root       0.0      644 KB          2.34 GB         

13     diskarbitrationd          root       0.0      1.6 MB          2.35 GB         

14     configd                   root       0.0      4.9 MB          2.38 GB         

15     syslogd                   root       0.1      816 KB          2.36 GB         

16     blued                     root       0.0      4.3 MB          2.36 GB         

17     distnoted                 daemon     0.0      1.4 MB          2.35 GB         

18     mDNSResponder             _mdnsrespo 0.0      2.2 MB          2.36 GB         

23     securityd                 root       0.0      3.0 MB          2.36 GB         

27     cupsd                     root       0.0      6.9 MB          2.36 GB         

28     krb5kdc                   root       0.0      1.9 MB          2.35 GB         

32     usbmuxd                   _usbmuxd   0.0      2.1 MB          2.36 GB         

37     mds                       root       0.0      29.2 MB         2.48 GB         

38     loginwindow               bethanysha 0.0      13.5 MB         2.67 GB         

39     KernelEventAgent          root       0.0      1.0 MB          2.34 GB         

41     hidd                      root       0.7      1.7 MB          2.34 GB         

42     fseventsd                 root       0.0      2.1 MB          2.36 GB         

44     dynamic_pager             root       0.0      796 KB          2.32 GB         

51     autofsd                   root       0.0      1.0 MB          2.34 GB         

54     bndaemon                  root       0.0      5.9 MB          673.2 MB        

61     coreservicesd             root       0.1      15.5 MB         2.38 GB         

62     nmbd                      root       0.0      1.4 MB          2.32 GB         

72     socketfilterfw            root       0.5      3.8 MB          2.37 GB         

74     fontd                     _atsserver 0.0      4.1 MB          2.38 GB         

84     WindowServer              _windowser 6.8      47.9 MB         2.71 GB         

88     cvmsServ                  root       0.0      852 KB          2.33 GB         

98     coreaudiod                _coreaudio 0.0      1.6 MB          2.36 GB         

101    launchd                   bethanysha 0.0      1.1 MB          2.36 GB         

105    Dock                      bethanysha 0.0      15.0 MB         2.65 GB         

106    SystemUIServer            bethanysha 0.0      19.4 MB         2.71 GB         

107    Finder                    bethanysha 0.0      11.2 MB         2.65 GB         

109    fontd                     bethanysha 0.0      5.0 MB          2.40 GB         

110    pboard                    bethanysha 0.0      860 KB          2.32 GB         

117    UserEventAgent            bethanysha 0.0      6.9 MB          2.37 GB         

125    AirPort Base Station Agen bethanysha 0.0      5.6 MB          2.64 GB         

127    HP Device Monitor         bethanysha 0.0      8.8 MB          2.64 GB         

130    SpotifyWebHelper          bethanysha 0.0      2.2 MB          872.5 MB        

132    imagent                   bethanysha 0.0      13.0 MB         2.63 GB         

138    Client Security Agent     bethanysha 0.1      9.0 MB          959.5 MB        

142    HP Product Research       bethanysha 0.0      7.7 MB          913.3 MB        

152    applepushserviced         root       0.0      6.1 MB          2.37 GB         

154    AAM Updates Notifier      bethanysha 0.0      6.6 MB          948.0 MB        

286    Activity Monitor          bethanysha 11.1     27.5 MB         2.72 GB         

289    activitymonitord          root       0.5      1.3 MB          2.33 GB         

1798   iTunes                    bethanysha 0.1      137.2 MB        1.15 GB         

1800   iTunes Helper             bethanysha 0.0      3.1 MB          2.62 GB         

1818   AppleSpell.service        bethanysha 0.0      7.8 MB          2.37 GB         

1824   Firefox                   bethanysha 2.4      259.8 MB        3.69 GB         

2126   mdworker                  bethanysha 0.0      8.0 MB          2.37 GB         

2214   Firefox Plugin Process (S bethanysha 0.0      19.9 MB         2.74 GB        

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  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Jul 24, 2013 9:05 AM (in response to fmbdom)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities

     

    If the fan is working all the time, it looks like a sensor problem.

     

    Run Apple Hardware Test > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1509?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US Plug the MacBook Pro to its charger, choose your language, tick the box to run an extended test and start the test. If at the end of the test you see an error, copy it here.

     

    It's probable that this is a sensor problem, but if the problem doesn't happen during startup, it would be a process which is consuming your CPU. Open Activity Monitor, select "All Processes" above "Show" in the toolbar, and order processes by CPU. Do you see any process which is consuming more CPU than the others?

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Jul 24, 2013 11:48 AM (in response to fmbdom)

    It indicates a problem with the hard drive, but it doesn't specify. As it would be a problem with the SATA connector, take the MacBook to an Apple Store or reseller so they can give you the exact part which is failing. Make a backup of your files with Time Machine > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427

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