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 Post subject: Mac temperture monitors & fan control
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:48 pm 
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Hello,

Well, my son found that there is a program that can control the minimum speed of the fan(s) in a Mac, called smcFanControl, and it does a decent job. If you speed them up, and then turn them down, they take a while to slow back down again. AFAICT, if the temps rise, then the speed ramps up -- this program lets you set the minimums.

For an amazing amount of temperature info, you can use Temperature Monitor -- it reads a total of 13 different temps in my iMac; including things like the memory controller and wireless module, but also the stuff that is more important: heatsink and CPU core temps, GPU, external HD and SMART sensor. You name it, it is there.

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cool beans. bookmarked for my next mac debug.

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 Post subject: Re: Mac temperture monitors & fan control
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:14 am 
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NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hello,

Well, my son found that there is a program that can control the minimum speed of the fan(s) in a Mac, called smcFanControl, and it does a decent job. If you speed them up, and then turn them down, they take a while to slow back down again. AFAICT, if the temps rise, then the speed ramps up -- this program lets you set the minimums.


Alternatively, there is also "Fan Control". I prefer its interface and control options over smcFanControl.


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