Is there a way to turn off my fans in my MBP?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DoNoHarm, May 27, 2009.

  1. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

    DoNoHarm

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    #1
    Hello Everyone,

    I am about to buy a new HD and I am leaning towards the seagate momentus 5400 500gb drive due to noise, power consumption, and size considerations. I was thinking that it may be interesting to see how much of the noise from my laptop comes from the hd vs. the fans on the logic board. Is there a way (or a 3rd party program) to momentarily turn off the fans on my logic board? obviously I'd do this only for a short few seconds to avoid overheating....

    -JG
     
  2. UniPro macrumors regular

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    I don't think so and I would advise against. There is a reason that the fans constantly run and even turning them off for a bit may be dangerous

    Edit: yeah SMC Fan control could do that. But I think they have safeguards in the program that have safety overrides to prevent just that.
     
  3. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    I found a page that changes some low-level settings that may do what you want to. I can't remember where it was though...
     
  4. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    And you're right about the safety stuff. If you dug into the code though, you could probably change that.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Unless you're interested in burning out your CPU, I'd advise against that. They're on for a reason - the temperature.
     

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