Manual fan control utility??

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  1. MacBookProJoe
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    Does anyone know of a manual fan control utility? Id like to have better control of my cooling....


    Thanks.


    Tom
     
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    smcfancontrol
     
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    Ask and you shall receive. Thanks guys.

    Love having manual control.
     
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    Welcome. I have been using smc since early v.1 and have had no problems other than a memory leak in a v.2.x release that was fixed the next day.

    Also, I created presets for 1500, 3000, 4500, and 6000 rpm. Don't use 6000 much, but it's nice to have 4 distinguished steps for cooling effectiveness/quickness.
     
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    Well thats just great! I followed your link and down loaded your suggestion. I unzipped it and now I dont know where the damn thing is! I cant find it! Can you offer hints as to where this darn thing is? And what its called?
     
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    Yes, sorry.
    It is within the system preferences...
    Before using it you have to reboot and repair rights...
     
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    Well, Im not having good luck with this one. I dont like it as well as the first offering in this thread. Can you help as to how I can remove it from the system?
     
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    Ok, Im sorry for being such a putz. Here's my problem. I originally installed SMC fan control and it worked GREAT! Then while screwing around I threw it into the trash. Then I tried that other control from the German site and I didnt care for it. So, I through that into the trash rebooted and then reinstalled SMC. the trouble is it isnt responding well like it did before. Before it would adjust to temperatures. Now I try and set my own and they arent working. I try and set for example, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000 6000 etc etc. Before I could do it, now it wont.

    Im frustrated and lost damn it. Serves me right for leaving the Mac 15 years ago.


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  11. Kaupa
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    Hello,
    maybe you got the wrong version? For leopard you need the 1,21.
    What was wrong with that app?


    ps
    to uninstall the fan control:
    Uninstall Instructions


    1. Remove the following files and folders (both on your start disk):

    /Library/StartupItems/FanControlDaemon
    /Library/PreferencePanes/Fan Control.prefPane

    (You will be prompted for the Administrator's password when deleting these items.)
    2. Reboot
    3. If you have a newer Mac model (i.e. with Core 2 Duo), use the utility smcFanControl http://www.conscius.de/~eidac/files/...8a52bae5fdc-16. html to reset all settings to Apple's defaults.
    4. Reboot again.
     
  12. iLLucionist
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    Do what Kaupa says + you HAVE TO reset the SMC. SMC is the System Management Controller, which forms the bridge between hardware and software, and also controlling the fans.

    1. Shutdown.
    2. Remove Battery + Adapter
    3. Hold Power Button for 5 seconds.
    4. Put everything back in.
    5. Boot the mac and everything is fine again. The SMC has been reset the factory defaults have control again.
     
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    I never liked Fan Control for the very reason you are having trouble. It is more intrusive than smcFanControl and has caused more problems (that I have seen) when people update or uninstall it.

    The others have provided the steps to resolve the situation, so I won't repeat.
     
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    Thank you all for the help. That link didnt work. Ill try everything else. Im learning the Mac world again and that is good.


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    You are SO right. I even read some posts elsewhere that Fan Control actually *broke* their SMC... don't know if it's right. But I used it once and will never use it again... my mbp was quite messed up afterwards.
     

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