Late 2012 iMac: Does smcfancontrol work?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ser968, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. ser968 macrumors member

    May 18, 2008
    I just migrated to a new imac and I had been using smc on my 2008 imac and it was extremely helpful. However, on the new imac I only get a fan speed reading on the ODD. Does the new imac only have one fan in it or is it that smc doesn't work with the new imac?
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    2012 iMac has a single fan, and I wouldnt bother using smcfancontrol to adjust the fans settings. the computer is good at setting the speeds for the fan necessary to cool the internals.
  3. ser968 thread starter macrumors member

    May 18, 2008
    awesome - thanks for the info. do you happen to know if it has multiple temp sensors on the gpu, cpu and hdd?
  4. Mac32 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2010
    I tried it a month ago, and then it didn't have support for the new iMac CPU (at least my i7 3.4ghz) as it reported CPU temp "O celsius". I prefer iStat Menus. It might be a bit over the top, but it's a very nice program. That one doesn't either support the new iMac CPUs. You only get CPU proximity. Maybe an update soon?

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