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Jun 16, 2009

Does it hurt the computer... If the computer is doing something (watching flash, playing a game) that turns on the fan full speed;Does this hurt the computer? There are a few games I like to play and they turn on the fan at full speed (computer gets hot too, on the bottom.)

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The other night, my MacBook Pro's fans started running at high speed when the computer was asleep. Loud enough to wake me up. And this just kept on going until I finally decided to turn the computer off. Is this normal? Is this anything to worry about?

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Jun 14, 2012

Lately my MacBook is making a lot of noise. I was at school working in Google Docs when suddenly a lot of noise came out of my MacBook and I think it's the fans. 

When I for example watch a YouTube video the noise starts and I'v never had that before. Also when I run my Minecraft server and Minecraft at the same time it starts spinning at 6175 RPM. I know those are resource heavy tasks but I've never had that before.

I installed smcFan to monitor my fans and the degrees (C°) goes from 49° to 91° when I open Minecraft. Early 2011 MacBook 15" on Lion 10.7.3

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