Fan Control Uninstalling

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by upinflames900, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

    upinflames900

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    I know there are a few older threads on this, but I installed Fan Control for my new Unibody MBP 15inch. I then uninstalled this.
    I removed the files from PreferencesPanes and StartupItems,
    Reset SMC
    Reset PRAM
    Will that restore the fans to the original settings?
    Just to check what are the original settings?
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Do you have iStat Pro installed on your computer to monitor fan speeds?
     
  3. upinflames900 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I do
     

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  4. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    The fan speeds appear normal to me. (I sure hope those temperatures are in Fahrenheit)
     
  5. upinflames900 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea the temps are in fahrenheit, thanks for checking them for me. One more question, does reseting the SMC and PRAM reset the fan speeds? OR the fan controller?
     
  6. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    It supposedly does, but no guarantees. Seeing as how your fan speeds appear normal, you shouldn't have anything to worry about.
     
  7. adamk77 macrumors 6502

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    A good way to test to see if your fan speed has gone back to the default setting is

    1. Check that the min speed is 2000 rpm

    2. Go to youtube and play some flash videos -- that will make your CPU jump

    Your fan speed shouldn't start increasing like it did in Fan Control. Under the default setting, it stays at 2000 rpm until the temperature gets much higher.
     
  8. upinflames900 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks guys...the fans seem to be running well, here is one more screenshot of them under some decent cpu usage...

    Does this look ok?

    EDIT: The degrees are in Celsius now because I thought that might be more universal
     

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  9. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    I think its fine. The only problem that I've heard of with fan controller after removing it is that it doesn't increase fan speed at ALL.

    I use it too I don't like how late the MBP starts to spin up the fans.
     
  10. upinflames900 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks a bunch, I didn't want to screw up a new MBP
     
  11. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    Mine (without fan control) starts ramping up at 160 (F) to about 3000 rpm. It goes to 4000 at 170 and it goes to 5000+ at 180 + degrees. Below 160=2000.
     
  12. upinflames900 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok thanks that works great as a comparison for me...and everything looks to be pretty close to that so no worries.
     
  13. adamk77 macrumors 6502

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    I just reset mine to the default, and what you quote here seems to be correct. Except, the fan speed lags behind the temperature when it's rising as well as when it's declining.

    The default fan speed is 2000, then it won't really go up until it remains at around 160+, then it won't jump immediately to 4000 at 170, but if you remain at 170+ it starts slowly ramping up. And then when the temperature goes down, it doesn't immediately drop the fan speed. It lingers at high speeds for a while and then slowly starts to decrease the fan speed. The result being that with Apple's default setting, the computer will tend to run at a higher temperature (which was probably obvious and everyone knew anyway, thus the reason for installing Fan Control).

    With Fan Control, the fan speed changes almost immediately along with the temperature. I've decided to delete Fan Control and just use the default setting. I think it should be as safe as the Fan Control setting I've been using. The fans are both maxed out after around 180. I don't really like extraneous daemons running in the background (FanControlDaemon) anyway.
     
  14. upinflames900 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thats why i deleted it in the first place actually... I don't really like it overriding the default settings.
     

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