Extreme cooling for 2013 macpro

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

  1. rueyloon macrumors regular

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    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 604

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    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

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  4. Daniel Reed, Dec 10, 2016
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    Daniel Reed macrumors regular

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    Apple sucks at cooling solutions.
    Edit, well, marketing deminds quiet devices.

    Get the twelve south stand to put the nMP sideways, then point a fan at what would normally be the bottom:
    https://www.twelvesouth.com/product/bookarc-macpro

    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

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    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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