iMac mid/late 2007 running 10.7.3 Fan Controls

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  1. yamyeow, Mar 24, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012

    yamyeow macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently using SMC Fan Control, a utility that runs in the menubar. I created a setting that leaves all the fans available running full blast (See Screenshot). I usually leave it on default, but when I'm rendering videos, or doing heavy graphic design work (Photoshop, inDesign, etc…) I set it to FULL BLAST or on very hot days i'll leave it on full blast.

    Is this safe to leave these fans running on full blast all the time? Or is there a safer/smarter way to cool your mac using the fans. Maybe there's a better utility out there?

    Thanks for any input!

    Wizzao!

    iMac running 10.7.3, 4GB ram
     

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You don't need any 3rd party app to manage fans. Your Mac will manage temperatures and fans to keep temps within safe operating range, without interference from the user or apps.
     
  3. yamyeow thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey I appreciate your response, but what about in those cases where your computer is getting really hot and you use your utility to cool it down. These utilities were built for a reason, just for ***** and giggles, proof of concept? If I don't need to use the fan app regulators then why do they exist? lol

    Thanks for GG ::D
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Just because an app is developed doesn't mean it has value. There are countless apps available that serve no useful purpose, other than to make money or to build notoriety for the developer.
     

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