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I have been noticing that my Mac Book Pro's fan sounds crazy whenever I work with IntelliJ and rarely when I watch Youtube it spins crazy. Is this some issue? Should I consider replacing my fan? I tried using the SMC fan control but to no avail!
 
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Use Activity Monitor to see what's running up the CPU.

Usually (for me) its some browser window running (freaking) Flash.

IntelliJ can sometimes have runaway processes that need to be shut down.
 
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It is IntelliJ using as much as 70% of my CPU!
 
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What is this Google Chrome Helper? I see it using almost 10% of my CPU!
 
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I went ahead and ordered a new fan for my Mac! Hope that it gets better after installing the new fan as I suspect the old fan on my Mac is not doing its job!

Hopefully this would be the last component that is replaceable on my old Mac Book Pro as I have already replaced the HDD and RAM!
 
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A runaway Google Chrome Helper or a runaway Safari Web Content is usually a pretty good sign of a window with runaway Flash. Kill it with fire.
 
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I'm having the fan lying in front of me. Scared to replace it! Let me see how it goes!
 
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Ok here I'm after having the fan on my Mac replaced! It shows a little bit of improvement. I have to put my machine under load and see how this new fan compares to the old one!

What I noticed as soon as I opened my Mac is a layer of dust close to where the fan circuit was. It could be that the dust was the root cause for the fan to cause so much of noise!


 
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After enjoying 6 months of hassle free Mac with my Fan and RAM upgrade, I'm starting to get some issues. As it can be seen from the screenshot that my fan is not rotating at all. Strangely, I started to hear some rattling noise a couple of days ago and now it is disheartening to see the fan not rotating at all! Any ideas what it might be?
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Not sure what has happened. My Mac is getting overheated and shuts down. This happened a couple of times today as I was watching videos.

I guess I would sell this one off and get a new MBP. If I go this way, I'm planning to get the non retina version as they are going real cheap. I can use the RAM and the SSD and add it to the new MBP that I will be buying. Any ideas for how long will Apple be selling the old MBP 13" non retina models?
 
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Sounds like the fan may just need to be replaced again. No fan == no cooling.
 
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And fans are most common issue with computers in general (dusts, hairs, anything else what goes there, prevents fan from spinning at his natural speed). For my old MacBook Air I had to change my fan 2 times in 4 years of use. That should be around 35 EUR for you in Apple Retail Store.
 
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So you guys think it is a wiser idea to first try replacing the fan? It is only just 6 months since I replaced the fan. I'm surprised that it needs replacement again.
 
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I took the plunge and ordered a fan just now. I hope that my Mac Book Pro holds on good until the replacement.

Yesterday it went off a couple of times while watching video. I'm yet to see how it behaves when I work with IntelliJ. Since this is my primary work machine, I hope that I do not run into any problems. If the new fan works good, I would simply carry on with this Mac for a couple more years!
 
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This is hurting! I'm still waiting for the fan and these online shops are darn slow at getting the product delivered. When will drones start their services?
 
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Yay! I got the fan today and my Mac is back... Rocking and Rolling!
 
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