Late 2013 13" Retina MBP fan curve control

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mikiotty, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. mikiotty macrumors 6502

    mikiotty

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    Hello!
    I was just watching a flash video (I know, flash is a CPU hog) and my CPU temperature, as always does when doing something vaguely intensive, went up to 90C with the GPU up to 99C. I really can't stand these temperatures, and I don't care if they are normal. They're just too hot.

    Is there a program to modify and customize the fan curve? I want to decrease the temperature where the fan starts to ramp up.

    Thank you!
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    SMC fancontrol seems to be the general consensus here.
     
  3. mikiotty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I already know that app and iStat Menus, but they only let you change the fan speed manually. I want something that increases it automatically as the temperature rises (like MSI Afterburner lets you do in Windows with GPUs).
     
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    try SmcFanControl .... BTW the best solution is to just get rid of Flash entirely.
     
  5. mikiotty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The flash thing was just an example. The temperature rises whenever I do something even vaguely intensive (it's at 70°C at boot).
    SMCFancontrol doesn't let you change the curve, only the speed.
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    You can use it to set the point at which the fans start ramping up lower though remember you are not controlling a GPU here.
    Doesn't it let you lower the point at which it starts to ramp the fans up???

    But to be honest that sounds like it needs a good clean out, try vacuuming out the vents or opening it up and cleaning out any dust carefully with compresssed air.
     
  7. Toutou macrumors 6502a

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    I use Macs Fan Control, but I agree that these temps are pretty high for a Late 13 13", try cleaning it first.
     
  8. mikiotty thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's perfectly clean... It's done it since new, and it's already been totally rebuilt (replaced everything except the SSD) once.
     
  9. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Only other thing I can think of then is replace the thermal paste....
     

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