Hazards of smcFancontrol?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sicarius, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. Sicarius macrumors member

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    I just got my blackbook, and the internal temp is a little disconcerting, it's at 136F* and I only have Safari, iTunes, and MSN open. I was wondering, does using smcFancontrol affect Applecare? Are there any dangers to using it? Could my computer overheat because the fans are set a certain way?
     
  2. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    so far, there are no dangers in using it.
    The application will only allow you raise the base values, not lower them.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    My Mac mini was running at 190 F internally at 100% load. I use smcFanControl to bring it down to a much nicer 165 F.

    It is use at your own risk program. Please read a little harder next time.

     
  4. Sicarius thread starter macrumors member

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  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Run smcFanControl and find out? It's 1,500 RPM's for my Mac mini on its only fan.
     
  6. Transeau macrumors 6502a

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    Depends on the unit and firmware.
    as Eidorian said, install it and open it, the default is the lowest setting.
     

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