HDD replaced but fan is contiuosly running and very loudly?
I just purchased a new Intel i3 mac and then bought a HDD upgrade to a 1.5TB Seagate as recommended by OWC.
After following the guide found on here, I was able to successful install the drive and get the machine back up and running.
However after about 5-10 mins of use, whether just on idle or browsing the web, my CPU fan blows loudly and continuously without stopping.
I downloaded istats and it shows my fan consistently blowing at 1199 rpm. With the noise increasing, the fan still stays at those speeds. I returned the iMac and exchanged for another. Once installed the new HDD, I still had the same issue. Looks like an install error, but I followed the guide found on here to the T.
The tech guy at OWC said it could be the thermal sensor, not placed correctly, etc. When connecting the thermal sensor, I connected it the exact same way when I disconnected it. Maybe this is where I went wrong. The guide states, During reassembly, be sure that the thermal sensor connector is connected to set of pins closest to the SATA connectors. What does that mean? I didn't understand that, should I have flipped the connection as oppose to connecting it the exact same way as when I removed it?
I was wondering if anybody could confirm this. Thanks in advance.
This is the drive I bought
Seagate one. Thanks