iMac 27in Boot Camp Fan Control

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Abs1nth3, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. Abs1nth3 macrumors newbie

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    How do I control the fan speeds in boot camp on my new 27in iMac?

    The only app I have found is Lubbos, I guess it works for a Macbook Pro, but not the iMac?

    When gaming/using Windows, the temps for my HD get up around 58c and I would like to keep things cooler so they last longer.

    Thank You
     
  2. henrikrox macrumors 65816

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    Wondering this as well, havnt find a good program yet to use in Windows
     
  3. Abs1nth3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This really does concern me because if my computer burnt up in Windows from incorrect/no fan control, would it still be covered under warranty?

    Or would I then be responsible because I'm using boot camp?
     
  4. twentytwo22 macrumors regular

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    Good timing for this question, I just started gaming in Win7 x64 last night and saw that my CPUs were at about 70C. According to everything I could find, they actually won't shut themselves down due to overheating until 99C, but I still thought my iMac was WAY too hot.

    I found this today:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/macfan/

    Sounds like it should work. I'm on my way home from work soon, gonna give it a shot tonight!
     
  5. AlexisV macrumors 68000

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    Yes it would be covered under warranty. Apple supply all the Windows drivers after all.

    Stop worrying about heat though. My iMac gets hotter playing Quake Live in OS X than hours playing Crysis on XP.
     
  6. aki macrumors 6502a

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    best option to date is smcfancontrol

    set your fan speeds sufficiently high in OSX (smcfancontrol is an OSX app). then reboot (don't shutdown) into your Windows session. fan settings will be maintained.

    I'm at work but will post more about heat and iMacs later if people want to know more about it.

    Good luck!
     
  7. G-Force macrumors 6502a

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  8. singhy44 macrumors member

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    This is exactly what I do. I've made a few settings on SMC, then I select a suitable one, restart and enter Windows. Turn off sleep/hibernation, otherwise when the computer sleeps in Windows the fan doesn't go back up to speed.
     
  9. krravi, May 31, 2014
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    krravi macrumors 65816

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    Can't trust Mac with Windows ~!
     
  10. Mac32 macrumors 65816

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    Macs Fan Control - is available for both OSX and Bootcamp. Recommended.
     

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