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12" PB and 10.3.3?
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jlgrandam
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Mar 17, 2004, 12:00 PM
 
To those with 12" 1GHz powerbooks who have upgraded to 10.3.3, do your fans run constantly since the upgrade? I have not tried the update yet since I have been reading some peoples posts about their fans running constantly after it. The fan annoys me and I will not upgrade if this is a common problem. Please share your experiences.

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Mar 17, 2004, 12:05 PM
 
I have a Rev B and upgraded - fan has not come on yet. Good luck!
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Mar 17, 2004, 07:36 PM
 
The CPU temperature at which the fans come on has not changed since 10.3.2. Download Temperature Monitor to see for yourself. I have it running all the time in the menu bar so that the fan doesn't surprise me

Yea it's a bummer. Fans used to come on at 58C, but since 10.3.2 they come on at 52C, so even if you're just iTuning, going on a Safari and writing some Mail, it could kick in. It was a direct response to all the complaints about the PBs overheating. I think they should give you the option as a prefPane..More heat----------More noise.
     
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Mar 18, 2004, 05:05 AM
 
No problems here.
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Mar 18, 2004, 08:23 AM
 
Originally posted by jlgrandam:
The fan annoys me and I will not upgrade if this is a common problem. Please share your experiences.

12" 1GHz, 768 Ram
I upgraded my 12" 1 ghtz SD (768/80/AEx) to 10.3.3. and the fan hasn't come on. This PowerBook is the best computer I've ever owned.

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Mar 18, 2004, 08:27 AM
 
Mine's fine. No more fan than normal.
     
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Mar 18, 2004, 10:33 AM
 
Nope, no problem here yet.
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Mar 18, 2004, 10:56 AM
 
Although I appreciate very much people's effort to keep the rest us informed, I find little utility in simply affirming that there is no problem. It would be much more useful if everyone posts at the same time what Powerbook model (s)he has, at what temperature the fan comes on, and under what CPU load this happens. Fortunately, Temperature Monitor is free and monitoring CPU usage in MacOS X is very easy.

Posting maximun temperature after, say, 30 minutes of 100% CPU usage (after playing games for example), would be useful too.
     
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Mar 19, 2004, 06:54 AM
 
I see what you mean, but surely other people's assurances that there isn't anything wrong with their machines might lead you to the possible (though not attractive) conclusion that your machine's behaviour is abnormal and needs to be examined more closely.

After all, if we who don't have this change after 10.3.3 were to sit back and watch it would give the impression that it was a widespread problem (which it may not be).

I hope your machine is ok, though, and that someone else can shed some light on what it might be.
     
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Mar 19, 2004, 07:52 AM
 
I have a 12" 1ghz G4 Pbook with 512 Ram and I too am experiencing greater fan activity since downloading 10.3.3.

My fan just activated at 53?C. I have open - Safari (two tabs), Word (2 windows), Preview and Mail.

This is pretty average for me, but my PB sits on a Koolsink, which up to now has kept the fan all but constantly off... Hope this can be remedied..
     
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Mar 19, 2004, 12:24 PM
 
Originally posted by dhc:
I have a 12" 1ghz G4 Pbook with 512 Ram and I too am experiencing greater fan activity since downloading 10.3.3.

My fan just activated at 53?C. I have open - Safari (two tabs), Word (2 windows), Preview and Mail.

This is pretty average for me, but my PB sits on a Koolsink, which up to now has kept the fan all but constantly off... Hope this can be remedied..
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From MacCnn:

"PowerBook (and Power Mac) fans In addition to previously reported issues with excessive fan noise after applying the Mac OS X 10.3.3 update, it appears that the "Silent Night" package - which worked to reduce fan activity introduced in the Mac OS X 10.3.2 - is now (perhaps intentionally) non-functional.

Apparently, the Mac OS X 10.3.3 writes over, and disables, the 'Silent Night' fan fix for 10.3.2 fan "feature."
     
   
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