Fan Upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by ApexBoost, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. ApexBoost macrumors member

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    Hey all, I ran a few searches but couldn't find anything relevant. I have a 13" MacBook aluminum (upgraded to 4gb Ram and 500gb HD). I like to play alot of games (primarily MineCraft) and watch movies with it and I have become concerned with the fan. I know it is normal for it to get louder when it kicks on to a higher speed but it gets pretty warm to the touch after a while. Are there any decent fan upgrades available that would improve cooling and reduce noise? Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    No, there are no fan upgrades. What you want is something like SMC fan control that will make the fan run faster at a given temperature. Alternatively, you could get one of those mats that has a fan built in that plugs into your USB port.
     
  3. fortunecookie macrumors regular

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    Try searching for a product called cool ball. I am using one and the temp improvement ia around 5 degrees. Not bad.
     
  4. ApexBoost thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm trying out SMC fan control, I like it so far and it seems to be helping a bit. Thanks for the suggestions!
     

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