Is setting your fan RPM to 5000-6000 for games good for the stock fan?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Red Cube, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. Red Cube macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2013
    I have recently had some problems with overheating when running games, and I have installed a fan control application. If I want good performance and low temperatures during gaming I have to set the fan speed to around 4500-6000 RPM. Would such prolonged usage damage or wear down the fan?
  2. l.a.rossmann macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2009
    It absolutely would wear down your $20 fan to have it running high.

    It absolutely would wear down your $650 motherboard to have it running low.

    Take a guess what I advise every customer here, when they ask that question "so, how can I avoid spending my paycheck here again?"
  3. rendyr macrumors member


    Aug 26, 2010
    Just kept your Macbook on 3600rpm minimum.

    Maximum Speed when doing CPU / GPU intensive task.

    The fan will not wear so easy. I kept this configuration for years and I don't see any problem at all. Never overheat at all.

    I think even you don't use any speed control, the fan will automatically adjust the speed itself.

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