Help with smcFanControl

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by getatkyill, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. getatkyill macrumors regular

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    I don't have a cooling pad yet but eventually plan on buying one so in the meantime I've been trying to use smcFanControl to keep my MacBook Pro cooler.

    Anyways, I have version 2.2.2 & I'm having a problem where I set the Left & right fans both to 3500 RPM, save the setting but nothing happens. I can't hear the fan becoming louder and still relatively warm.

    Is there something I'm missing? Much help is appreciated.
     
  2. hamish5178 macrumors member

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    Download a program like iStat that will let you monitor the fan speed.
     
  3. getatkyill thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay by downloading iStat & having smcFanControl, will that make the fans actually work and cool down my mac?
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    No, but it will show you your fan speeds. I would delete SmcFanControl and install it again.
     
  5. getatkyill thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay I will do that and hopefully it'll work. I'll post screens if I can later on with my iStat and smcFanControl.

    Also one last thing, me having version 2.2.2 of smcFanControl..does that matter in anyway, any better version?
     
  6. Hellhammer Moderator

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    2.2.2 is the newest one. Works without problems in my iMac
     

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