ibook G4 fan

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mikey12784, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    anyway to make this turn on earlier? this thing gets damn hot before the fan turns on, i think it would last longer, and it would be less painful to have on your lap if it would cool down a little more. maybe in some setting or something somewhere? if not, apple should release a software patch that allows you to set teh fan to go off at a certain temp (i would have it @ 50c or thereabouts) right now this thing feels like its gettin to around 60-70
     
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    EricNau

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    I don't know of a way, and I doubt there is easily. If people started controlling things like this, stuff would start to break (ie: user puts fan temp for 175 C, computer melted).
    If you know Unix, there probably is a way - but now I'm getting into an area I know nothing about.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well there is some code somewhere in the machine that tells the damn fan when to turn on, all i want them to do is make it at a lower degree point, the damn thing just gets too hot, too hot for my liking, i mean it hasn't crashed yet, but i dont want the components to die early deaths because its so hot. thanks! Mike.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

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    Get the iBook up on a stand -- i use a Macally icepad as a lapdesk and for desktop -- which has airflow channels. You are right about heat wearing out the components.

    BTW, I might have 512 pc2100 chip for you. Gotta get it out.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yea i could def. use more ram ;). lmk if your gonna be selling yours! Mike.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Damn so there's no way to manually set the fan? My iBook can climb upwards of 63 C just streaming videos online. The thing gets damn hot and I can't imagine how PB users must cope with this.
     

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