How to use Fan Control

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hi78953, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. hi78953 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everybody! I'm new here. Hope everybody will help me out.

    So..I recently felt that my Macbook started to give out a lot of heat, so i decided to fix the problem. I downloaded the CoreDuoTemp to check my temperature, and it was at 63 degrees celsuis.

    Then, I downloaded the SMCFanControl, but it said it did not support my comp, so then I downloaded the Fan Control.

    I successfully installed it, but it shows no sign of the program anywhere on my comp. Please help me! What do I do to open the program? All i have is the .dmg file. Also, what do i do with the source codes?
     
  2. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Were you searching with spotlight? I have trouble using spotlight sometimes because it often misses things for me for some reason. I usually just use quicksilver to search for things.

    what kind of macbook do you have? smcfancontrol should support it with the latest version from here. I am actually going to try Fan Control now. It looks like a pretty good app. Ill tell you what i figure out by installing it.

    EDIT: I installed Fan Control and it shows up as a preference pane. So check your system preferences and see if it is there. I personally prefer smcfancontrol because it sits in your menu bar for instant access.
     
  3. hamish5178 macrumors member

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    Yes, it is not under Apps.
     
  4. hi78953 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    sure, no problem.
     

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