Macbook Fans.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Caris, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Caris macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    I just got my C2D Macbook today and im over the moon it, it gets quite warm on the bottom, not stupidly warm or anything but never the less i want to download one of these fan control programs and turn them up a little.

    So i just want to know what is the best one and also what is a nice speed to turn them up to, i dont want to wear my fans out after a year but i want a bit of diffrence in temps.

    so yeah what program, what speed.

    And advice/exp would be great, Thanks.
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    smcFanControl is the one. Set to 4500 RPM for about 45C. 3500 RPM for quiet but 50C.
     
  3. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    Ah ok cheers, will be fans still have a long life with turning them up? and will this void my warrnety.
     
  4. valdore macrumors 65816

    valdore

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    My macbook fan runs pretty loud since I have it folding proteins and searching for aliens. Is it possible this will shorten the life of the computer or some of its parts?
     
  5. DigitalN. macrumors member

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    doubtful, I've had my dads old PC running his fans at 5000RPM for over 5 years, still just as loud and healthy.
     
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I would think that running the CPU cooler would prolong the life of your MB. It will not void the warranty. smcFanControl works by setting the minimum fan speed. Its lowest setting is the same as the default minimum speed set by Apple.
     
  7. Caris thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Caris

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    Oh yeah i know what you mean, cooler macbook = longer life im just saying for the fans wearing out with them spining more/faster. As longs if i get about 3 year outa them with them spinning at about 3500 i'll be happy.

    I should get that right...
     

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