1. Spartan John-117's Avatar
    It is currently sitting on my lap and is rather warm on the bottom. Any hints or tips as to what I should check out to see if something needs to be replaced before i pay for an SSD and can't return it?

    Note: I think I hear the fan running slightly, not quite sure though.
    06-02-2016 12:17 AM
  2. robertk328's Avatar
    Sitting on a lap can make it run warm, in my experience. Get smcFanControl and see how it does with temp/fan when on a hard surface where it can cool properly.

    smcFanControl for Mac | MacUpdate

    Also, certain apps will make it run more... I know Chrome affects my battery (makes it work harder)
    06-02-2016 05:43 AM
  3. Spartan John-117's Avatar
    Sitting on a lap can make it run warm, in my experience. Get smcFanControl and see how it does with temp/fan when on a hard surface where it can cool properly.

    smcFanControl for Mac | MacUpdate

    Also, certain apps will make it run more... I know Chrome affects my battery (makes it work harder)
    Are there any numbers I should look for? Obviously if the fan isn't working that's the starter, but what would a high temp be?
    06-02-2016 07:45 AM
  4. robertk328's Avatar
    Are there any numbers I should look for? Obviously if the fan isn't working that's the starter, but what would a high temp be?
    It the fan isn't running you will know quick. When I put an SSD in my Mini I didn't attach the fan right when I put it back together. The case was cooking.
    My temp hovers under 100* and the RPM less than 2,000 if I remember right. Maybe 1,400 or so if it's just doing routine stuff. I can look when I get home.
    06-02-2016 01:52 PM
  5. Spartan John-117's Avatar
    It the fan isn't running you will know quick. When I put an SSD in my Mini I didn't attach the fan right when I put it back together. The case was cooking.
    My temp hovers under 100* and the RPM less than 2,000 if I remember right. Maybe 1,400 or so if it's just doing routine stuff. I can look when I get home.
    I'd appreciate that! I won't be home myself for a few hours, so I'll download that and see what my results are
    06-02-2016 02:29 PM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    I'd appreciate that! I won't be home myself for a few hours, so I'll download that and see what my results are
    It's running around where I said, 95-100* and 2000rpm. Varies up and down a bit depending on what's going on. Just safari and iMessage are open.
    06-02-2016 07:34 PM
  7. Spartan John-117's Avatar
    It's running around where I said, 95-100* and 2000rpm. Varies up and down a bit depending on what's going on. Just safari and iMessage are open.
    sorry, I got wrapped up at work, I just installed it. My computer has been on for about 10 minutes, sitting on my ottoman, its at 131*F and 2001 RPM, now at 127 1996
    06-03-2016 06:05 PM
  8. robertk328's Avatar
    sorry, I got wrapped up at work, I just installed it. My computer has been on for about 10 minutes, sitting on my ottoman, its at 131*F and 2001 RPM, now at 127 1996
    Probably about right. Sitting on an ottoman doesn't really cool. Mine will go up like that too on my lap. Seems like it's ok
    06-03-2016 07:25 PM
  9. Spartan John-117's Avatar
    Probably about right. Sitting on an ottoman doesn't really cool. Mine will go up like that too on my lap. Seems like it's ok
    Awesome! I just had it in sleep mode, sitting on my lap, 120-2004. as long as the numbers look good I'll be getting my SSD soon, unless theres any other hardware I should be looking at being faulty?
    06-04-2016 01:56 PM
  10. robertk328's Avatar
    Awesome! I just had it in sleep mode, sitting on my lap, 120-2004. as long as the numbers look good I'll be getting my SSD soon, unless theres any other hardware I should be looking at being faulty?
    Nothing you can really check. Hard drive would be what I would expect to fail and you're going to address that. SSD is a game changer.
    06-04-2016 04:31 PM

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