Running hot, fans blowing too much? - MBA 13 (2011) - 256gb i5 1.7
I have a question on my new MBA i5 256gb. This replaced my 2009 Macbook Pro and 2010 base 11 inch MBA. I've noticed some noise not seen on the other machines and had some observations.
I'm seeing idle temps of 50-55 degrees. This will sharply climb with Hulu or any other streaming flash video to 80-90 degrees and the fans will spin up loudly to 6k. The framerate will also sometimes become slightly choppy which for a $1,500 odd notebook, I don't expect. Ambient room temp is a low 20 degrees C and run on a flat surface.
I'm not assuming I have a bad unit as such, but a refix of the heatsink on the CPU with decent thermal paste may sort it. My questions are:
- What are anyone else's observed idle / load temps on the 1.7?
- Has any one performed this fix and seen an improvement?
- Will this cause an obvious void to the warranty?
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