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Temperature of mac vs fan rpm

The fan on my mid 2014 macbook pro retina always seems to be running at around 1300 or so rpm. However, it doesn't seem to go higher even when the system temperature increases.

For example it was once operating at around 71c with only around 1295-1306rpm.

Is this normal operation?

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You raise a good question here on what is the max RPM this systems fan runs upto.

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The fans can run at 2,200 RMP or more, but it's best not to fool with them manually if at all possible.

If you want to investigate the state of your hardware, connect the MacBook Pro to a charger and use Apple Hardware Test. In case of heat issues, or to generate more heat run the test 2 or 3x in succession.

After starting into Apple Hardware Test, choose your language, mark the option to run an extended test and start the test. If at the end of the test you see an error, run it down.

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Agreed! + Using software to over-ride the fan/s only shortens the life of your system. What is important is using the correct hardware and if needed adapter cables so the built-in temperature management system is able to effectively manage the heat generation in real time.

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