Can I manually turn my fan on

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iphonesrq, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. iphonesrq macrumors 6502

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    How can I manually turn my 2.53 uni-mbp fan on? It gets really hot on my lap
     
  2. ericksgotmac macrumors regular

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    The best program I found for this is smcFanControl. My MBP gets hot sometimes and that lets you kick the fans into 6000rpm, before that my fans would stay at 2000rpm even if the temp increased. Now my temps stay about 50c even under heavy loads. Careful not to leave it at 6000rpm all the time or the lifetime of the fans will drop quickly. I use 4000rpm for normal use and 6000 rpm if my temps go above 60c.
     
  3. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a

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    I second SMC fan control but I think that it messes with the firmware so I dont use it i am to scared:eek:
     
  4. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. iphonesrq thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow, guess i'm a minute early on my post....anyone else know of this firmware issue?
     
  6. Jurwin macrumors regular

    Jurwin

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    Not that I know of, if you leave it at "default" it will behave the same as normal.
     

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