I have an early 2011 15” MBP (2.3GHz i7 8GB) and I’m annoyed about the sound of the fans. I know how a defective fan sounds, but these do no sound abnormal, but what what is abnormal is that I hear them even when computer is almost not used.
- The fans are running at ~2000rpm and ~64 C.
- I do have a SeeThrou Satin Case which I bought from Apple, so I suppose it should have a major effect
- No signifiant HDD or CPU activity observed with Activity Monitor
- Yes, usually I do keep it on my lap, eventual on bed and have to use a pillow or something else to isolate me from its heat.
This annoys me because I would like to have a quiet work environment and not having to to start music just to hide the FAN noise.
What can I do to solve the noise problem?