Extreme cooling for 2013 macpro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rueyloon, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. rueyloon macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2013
    When I'm rendering at least 3 projects in compressor, all 12 cores and 12 virtual cores are engaged. The clock speed will slowly go down until it reaches 1.4ghz.

    I'm wondering if I can cool the computer down enough, will it be able to maintain a higher clock speed?
  2. h9826790 macrumors G4


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    Is the heatsink clean?

    You may try Macs Fan Control to set a higher fan speed to lower the CPU temperature.

    If the Mac is from 2013, and still have Apple care, may be you can ask them if they can re-do the thermal paste for you.
  3. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502a

    Flint Ironstag

    Dec 1, 2013
    Houston, TX USA
  4. Daniel Reed, Dec 10, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2018

    Daniel Reed macrumors 6502

    Daniel Reed

    Sep 9, 2016
    San Francisco
    Apple sucks at cooling solutions.
    Edit, well, marketing demands quiet devices.

    Get the twelve south stand to put the nMP sideways, then point a fan at what would normally be the bottom:

    Then use SMC fan control to crank up the built in nMP fan

    This combo will both dramatically cool down the nMP and maintain higher GHz performance
  5. rueyloon thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2013
    I'm right at the equator, but when I'm working the aircon is on, I think it should be around 28 degrees C when the aircon is on.

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