Fancontrol or No

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Washac, Aug 27, 2012.


Do you use a fancontrol program on your MacPro ?

Poll closed Sep 26, 2012.
  1. Yes

    6 vote(s)
  2. No

    11 vote(s)
  1. Washac macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006
    How many out there just let their MacPro do its own thing fan wise, and how many use a fancontrol program ?
  2. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    I run fans set to about 1/3rd (minimum) full speed in SMCFanControl. Cooler parts last longer.
  3. tony3d macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
    I use it on my Mac Pro when I'm rendering in Lightwave. Sometimes when rendering an animation, I may be rendering for 6 days, maybe even 2 weeks at a time 24 hours a day. I generally bump up the fan speeds about 300 RPM's which does lower my temps about 15 degrees. that is running my Mac Pro under extreme conditions for long periods of time all 24 cores pumping full throttle 95% of the time. I think for normal use it's pretty unnecessary on a Mac Pro, unless your running it in very high temp environments.
  4. slughead macrumors 68040


    Apr 28, 2004
    I agree with above, cooler parts last longer. I even installed a second fan (120mm) in my PCIe/hd bay to bring down the temps more. On top of that, I use SMC fan control to raise the speed of the other fan in the bay. I have a 6870 and 5870 installed though.
  5. BigJohno macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2007
    San Francisco
    Only when rendering I turn my fans up but just the intake, exhaust, and booster. Intake =800 exhaust =800 booster =1000-1200
  6. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Google did a reliability survey of their hundreds of thousands of hard drives. They found that "drives that are cooled excessively actually fail more often than those running a little hot".

    I really don't know what to think about that.
  7. slughead macrumors 68040


    Apr 28, 2004
    It could be a poor study, it could also be that vibrating fans cause crashes. It is certainly not true that higher temperature = stability.

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