Mac mini fan keeps running

If the fans in your Mac run at full speed when you turn it on Search forums. Log in. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Fan Running during sleep mode. Thread starter asif Start date Sep 24, Joined Sep 24, Messages 26 Reaction score 0. Hi all, its my first post. The fan doesn't run loud its probably at its lowest speed but should it run constantly in sleep mode? It never has done in the past. It may well stop at some points but every time i come into the room its running.

Ive done a apple hardware test and it passed but it wasn't the extended one.

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I think i've sourced the problem. I was always typing in some variation of fan still running during sleep in google which didn't cover my issue.

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So i thought i'd put in that my machine doesn't go to sleep and i came across the solution soon after. So all good until the next time. Cory Cooper Moderator.

Joined May 19, Messages 6, Reaction score Hello and welcome. Sorry we didn't get back to you sooner. It did sound like the Mac wasn't actually sleeping, since the fans are shut down when in that state. Good job troubleshooting and glad it's resolved. You must log in or register to reply here. Ask a Question Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question? All virtualisation products make it run hot because by their nature they push up the processing power to the max.

More load means more heat. If your VM isn't making significant demands on the processor, the CPU overhead is on par with other idle apps. Sounds to me like there's something in your VM that's taking significant processor cycles, which leads to the heat generation. Outlook, Firefox and other apps are commonly surpassing it for use.

Perhaps Fusion is just better behaved, or my 13" handles the heat generation more subtlety, as my experience differs from yours. I've sometimes forgotten that I have a VM running- mine only make the fans run when I'm working them, just like the native OS. I run multiple virtuals on multiple platforms. On the MBP I'm using to answer this post.

I also have a few end users running Parallels on their various models of MBPs and they haven't been having issues either.

Help! My Fan Sounds Loud and Won’t Stop

If there are multiple client OSs running, try just one at a time for an extended session. Once the MacBook starts getting hot, start looking at what the client is running. Kill processes and see when it starts to cool down.

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Perhaps it's the display mode of your other OS. Compositing or 3d enabled? Turn it off. I am running Mavericks I have install Parallels 9. I took a snap shot of my Windows 8 laptop using the Parallels software. If I have my MBP running for hours, it is quiet and cool. Normally I have it running Spotify in the background for music and I am working on my Windows desktop. I am now wanting to use the MBP more and more.

Mac is Too Loud, Battery doesn't charge, and Fans don't stop!

Turn off Chrome and MBP will cool down. Maybe Fusion or Parallels is a bit better, I expect it might being commercial applications but the temperature definitely spikes with just the VM's being open and not actually doing anything. If you haven't installed that yet I would highly recommend it as it could make quite a different. First, if it's an older MACBook make sure it's breathing well. Dust can clog things up over time. I had a few "Heat-UP" episodes where the fans would run flat out for a few minutes. During that time I was rarely shutting down the VM.

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Most of the time I would "pause" it. I also allocated more memory to the VM. It seems to be running much smoother and cooler.

I have been using Parallel for about 3 years, I have stopped using it for now. I am willing to loose the money I paid for Parallel. VirtualBox has been very smooth. My laptop was running so hot and battery was not lasting more than 30 minutes.

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I was about to buy a new laptop, I was looking at Lenovo s as a candidate for replacement. I had tried VirtualBox 2 years ago, there is definitely a huge improvement from the last time I used it. There is still a minor lag in terms of scrolling within a website with VirtualBox.

These 2 products have no issues at all. To continue this discussion, please ask a new question.