fan monitor/control

Discussion in 'iMac' started by liptonlover, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. liptonlover macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008
    I've been scouring the internet for either information on this or just finding the utility myself, but I've come up with nothing.

    I have a 21' desktop iMac running Snow Leopard. A few weeks ago the fan started running really fast (loud) whenever the computer was on. I did a little research and figured the internal thermometer was out or something, but the computer was still working fine.

    But today it's been running completely silently. I never noticed the fan in particular before so I don't know if maybe I'm just not used to it acting normal, but just to be safe I want to check to see if it's working or if it finally broke down. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find something that simply tells me whether the fan is running or not, or something so I can manually turn it on and see if it works.

    Can anyone please help?
    Thanks, Nate
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    SmcFanControl for manually controlling the fan speeds and iStat for watching the temperatures.
  3. liptonlover thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2008

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