Hi. Long time reader, first time poster. So I've bought an Intel Mac Mini 2.0 Core 2 Duo (GMA 950) a few months back that I am using as an HTPC in my living room. There is one problem: When there are graphic intense stuff going on, on the screen, the fan is increasing in speed from idle 1500 rpm to like 4500 rpm. This is way to high for a quiet desktop computer and also to have in the living room when watching movies. This is my experiences: I have a full hd LCD samsung television hooked up to the mini. When I'm outputting 720p to the tv, the fan is quiet since there are less surface to render and send to the tv. When I am cranking up the resolution to full HD, 1080p, the fan immediately kicks off since there are more stuff to render. Also, I'm running osxbmc as the media center application and the experience there is that after a few minutes fiddeling around in the menus the fan is increasing in speed and becomes very noticable. This is very annoying. After searching in various forums on the net, there has been som, in my opinion, poor solutions to this problem. One is to use smc fan control, but that just delays the inevatible. What I want is that the fan should be put to a static speed, lets say 3000 rpm at all time and not be adjusted by some intelligent software in mac os x that says when the fan is supposed to kick in or not. Also I have tried to fix with the AppleBlowrer.kext file in the library without any good results coming our from it. I cannot be alone with this problem. My basic question is: How can I manually set the fan speed to a certain rpm? There has to be some software out there where you can bypass the SMC. Thanks.