Fans? help

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Marvin16, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. Marvin16, Sep 1, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013

    Marvin16 macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2013
    Hi my mac sometimes gets quite hot around 74degrees (cpu) so i installed smc fan controll which i like i set my fans 200rpms above the normal minumum to keep it cool as my room is hot. so my average cpu temp when web browsing is around 46degrees to 56degrees but then when i do intensive things like minecraft my fan speed never seems to change any ideas? what temperature should my fan turn on at above minum?


    also if i want to reset my SMC on 2012 mac mini how do i know if it has been successfull can someone please tell me
  2. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    The fan in a 2012 mini doesn't kick in until it is fairly hot. In celsius, the fan on my 2.6GHz quad does not really move until it is 85C. That is how it is designed. Apple makes it that way. Quiet unless really needed. I let the OS control it.
  3. Marvin16 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2013
    Really so it will stay at the default 1800rpm until around 80?
  4. opinio, Sep 1, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2013

    opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    The following are only approx and from memory.

    Hovers around 1800rpm until 65-70C

    Hovers around 2000-2500rpm until 80-85C

    Begins to ramp up significantly to 3500-4000rpm after 85C

    Around 95C+ it should sit on 5500rpm which is the max rpm

    Once the temp starts dropping back below 95C or so then the fan slows a little and may hover around 4500rpm or so.

    Your mini can safely sit on 100C. Its max is 105C. My 2.6GHz which is the hottest mini regularly sits on approx 100C for hours while I code in Handbrake.

    I have said it many times but... most people go though the initial 'OMG the temp!!'. You'll get over it. The mini was designed that way. Apple did a lot of work on the temp thresholds. You don't find too many posts talking about burnt out minis.

    Listen to Intell on your previous thread:

    "There's no need to monitor or alter the temperatures or fan speeds of any Mac. The systems were designed by people with degrees in their respected fields and know of the limits of the technology. It's best to leave it as is and let the system do it's job."
  5. Marvin16 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2013
    Ok thanks i got rid of the smc controller and i have switched back to normal and reset my smc. so i am rested now i know the fans are ok

    thanks marvin16
  6. Marvin16 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2013
  7. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    This is not "Quite Hot". Nor is 82˚C.

    As said, your real problem is that you are trying to manage your OS, rather than letting it manage itself, so that you can get on with your important GIFs of cats, cure for cancer, zombie massacre, etc.
  8. opinio macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2013
    A good tip for taking screen shots is hit the keys command+shift+4, then then run the cross hairs over the area/window. The jpeg will be on your desktop.
  9. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010

    I thought it is PNG (i.e. lossless + alpha channel for the shadow(s))!?

    Or did i use TinkerTool!?

    [​IMG] <<-- click me

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