Good Fan Control App

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hypnosis, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. Hypnosis macrumors member

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    Hi guys,

    I have a new 15" 2015 rMBP. My laptop is getting extremely hot while I'm using Photoshop, so I'm looking for a fan control app that is relatively simple and user-friendly to prevent my laptop from overheating. I've tried searching the Web, but I am a newb at this stuff so I'd like a recommendation from you all. Thanks.
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Temperature Gauge Pro is my choice. I don't have the link to hand but a search should find it easily enough.
     
  3. Significant1 macrumors 6502

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  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    It won't just overheat and to be honest it won't even throttle
     
  5. makinao macrumors regular

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    SMCFanControl. I've had it since my white macbook. And its free :)
     
  6. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

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  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    You don't need a fan control app.

    Has it ever shut down suddenly without prior warning?

    No, it likely has not.

    Thus, it has never overheated, and likely never will.

    The laptop can take care of itself, it doesn't need any intervention from you.
     
  8. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Exactly! You don't need to control the fan. You need to control the heat generation.
    For myself, I have found the Turbo Boost Switcher to be the most effective.
     
  9. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

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    I agree that the OP is probably not experiencing an overheating scenario. The only thing I have noticed is that if I kick up the fans manually(using a fan control app) the chassis does not get as "warm"(more like hot) around the keyboard keys...
     
  10. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    Macs Fan Control is pretty simple. I set up my own rules (the fan takes off at 55°C at the GPU and reaches full speed at 85°C) and haven't touched it ever since.
     

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