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MCP - Think is overheatng and fan(?) like angry wasp

MCP - Think is overheatng and fan(?) like angry wasp

MCP - Think is overheatng and fan(?) like angry wasp

(OP)
I've had my macbook pro about 4 or 5 years I guess. Suddenly, after it being awake for about 20-30 minutes it sounds like an angry wasp.

I assume this is the fan, and certainly it does feel 'warm' although not unduly so.

Any ideas? I'm using to try and find work right now, so spending out on it is an option I'd like to avoid...

Ta chaps.

Fee

"The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea." Isak Dinesen

RE: MCP - Think is overheatng and fan(?) like angry wasp

Not sure, but this sounds promising if you can find the download:
http://onscreen-scientist.com/?p=51

http://mydreamapp.com/contestants/view/michaelyuan/idea/

Here we go, the download:
http://www.brothersoft.com/the-computer-cookbook-for-mac-os-x-113633.html

The only other things I can think of, given you say it's 4 or 5 years old are:
1. Dust - Unless you somehow have a dustless place, perhaps too much dust got into some grills, and/or somehow to the fan or something.
2. Bearings in CPU fan going out - which would mean you'll need a new CPU fan.. being a laptop will mean it'll cost more, most likely, especially for a Mac, b/c fewer of them around (low supply)
3. Possibly the temps are increasing too much now on the CPU due to the thermal paste between CPU and heatsink wearing out?  It's definitely possible after 4 or 5 years.
4. Some program trying to run updates regularly around 20 to 30 minutes after system startup could do it... particularly if it's got a bug in it, causing it to utilize too much CPU power.

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"If to err is human, then I must be some kind of human!" -Me

RE: MCP - Think is overheatng and fan(?) like angry wasp

Hmm, ignore my second link there, please.  blush  I should've taken more time to read that one, b/c it wasn't referencing what I THOUGHT it was referencing.  It's actually another app by the same name, but different purpose.  It's actually what I'd of expected based on the name, without thinking of being on a MBP.  The second link is for something to do with recipies and such.

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"If to err is human, then I must be some kind of human!" -Me

RE: MCP - Think is overheatng and fan(?) like angry wasp

It might be worth noting if this happens all the time or when you're doing certain things on the machine - spiking the CPU and creating too much heat.  does the fan run up when the machine is on but not doing anything?  Does it heat up watching flash content or visiting websites with lots of flashing flash ads?

You can go to your utilities folder/Activity Monitor and watch your CPU usage - to see if it's spiking.



 

Using OSX 10.3.9 & 10.4.11 on a G4, G5 & Intel Macbook

RE: MCP - Think is overheatng and fan(?) like angry wasp

I like that

Quote:

flashing flash ads

That would make for a good ad-blocker advertisement, I bet. wink

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"If to err is human, then I must be some kind of human!" -Me

RE: MCP - Think is overheatng and fan(?) like angry wasp

(OP)
Jim: It doesn't seem to be linked to any application, and at the moment I just put it to sleep when it gets really noisy and then wait.

Thanks KJV - I'll look there too!

Fee

"The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea." Isak Dinesen

RE: MCP - Think is overheatng and fan(?) like angry wasp

(OP)
So, not helping. I've booked a slot at the genius bar for next week for them to take a look.

Thanks guys.

Fee

"The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea." Isak Dinesen

RE: MCP - Think is overheatng and fan(?) like angry wasp

Thanks for the follow-up.  Let us know what they find.

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"If to err is human, then I must be some kind of human!" -Me

RE: MCP - Think is overheatng and fan(?) like angry wasp

(OP)
Well, for reasons unclear, its simply stopped making that noise, so have canceled the appointment and will just keep everything crossed that it doesn't start up again.

Fee

"The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea." Isak Dinesen

RE: MCP - Think is overheatng and fan(?) like angry wasp

Maybe a hunk of dust got in there, and finally worked its way out? wink

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"If to err is human, then I must be some kind of human!" -Me

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