How To Check The Fan Speed On Your Mac

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If you have a Mac and want to check the fan speed of your device, there are a few things you can do. It’s important to monitor your fan speed regularly, as it can help you identify any potential problems before they become serious. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to check the fan speed on your Mac and what you should do if something isn’t right.

First, it’s important to note that some Macs don’t have a physical fan at all. If yours does, the best way to check its speed is by using a tool called iStat Menus. This app adds an icon to your menu bar that displays real-time temperature and fans status information for your Mac. With this app, you can quickly see whether your Mac is running at optimal temperatures and whether the fans are running properly.

If you don’t have iStat Menus installed, or if you want a more detailed look at how much your fans are spinning, you can use Activity Monitor on your Mac. To open Activity Monitor, click on the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner of your screen and search for “Activity Monitor.” Once it’s open, click on the “CPU” tab and then click on “Fans” in the sidebar. Here you’ll see an overview of all of the fans in your Mac and their current speeds.

Finally, if something seems off with your fan speed or if it appears to be stuck at one level no matter what activity you’re doing on your computer, it may be time to take it to an Apple store or authorized service center for repair or replacement. Be sure to back up any data stored on your computer before taking it in for service!

By following these steps, you can easily check the fan speed of your Mac and make sure everything is running smoothly. Remember: regular maintenance is key when it comes to keeping your computer healthy and running optimally!

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Checking CPU Fan Speed

To check your CPU fan speed, you’ll need to go into the BIOS settings of your computer. To get there, reboot your computer and press the appropriate key to enter setup. This is usually either the “Delete” key or F12. Once you’re in the BIOS, look for a menu that contains hardware settings and look for the fan settings. Here you’ll be able to view the current speed of your CPU fan as well as adjust it if needed.

Checking CPU Speed on a Mac

You can check your CPU speed on a Mac by using the Activity Monitor app. To open Activity Monitor, click the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner of your screen and search for “Activity Monitor”. Once the app is open, you can view processor activity over time by clicking on the CPU tab. Additionally, you can view more detailed information about your processor, such as its speed and number of cores, by going to the System Report option in the Apple menu. From there you can select Hardware in the sidebar, then click Processor for detailed information about your CPU.


In conclusion, Macs are powerful machines that offer a great user experience, but they can also have hardware problems. One common issue is with the fan. If your Mac’s fan isn’t working properly, you can check it in BIOS or use the Activity Monitor to view CPU activity. If the fan is broken, you need to replace it in order to ensure your Mac runs smoothly and efficiently. With proper maintenance and care, your Mac shold last a long time and provide you with an enjoyable user experience.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.