Latest iMacs and smcfancontrol/iStat/etc

Discussion in 'iMac' started by aki, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. aki macrumors 6502a

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    So I'm upgrading to the newest iMacs (27" i7 with the big video card). I use my iMac for heavy video processing and for some gaming under Windows, so I used to use manual fan management via smcfancontrol.

    I'm wondering:

    (i) Does smcfancontrol (and TemperatureMonitor and/or iStat) operate properly with the new iMac hardware?

    (ii) Is temperature management basically the same story with the newest iMacs ie. same sort of behaviour/temp ranges?

    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a

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    I use istat menus. You can set fan speed profiles through it
     
  3. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    Yes, they may run warmer with the souped GPU.
     
  4. aki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried istat menus on a 2009 iMac and it sent my fans completely mad at one point so I gave up on it. To be fair though that may have been a software conflict ie. my fault.

    Regardless - you are using iStat Menus with the latest (2011) iMac hardware?
     
  5. bpeeps macrumors 68020

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    iStat does not affect your fans, it only reports.
     
  6. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

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    why do you feel the need to screw around with your fanspeed?
     
  7. Psilocybin macrumors 6502a

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    Not true at all Istat menus can change fan speeds. And yes I'm using it with a brand new iMac
     
  8. aki thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent thanks for the clarification. Sounds all good then.

    A much-debated issue here. Use the search and you'll find an infinity of threads on it. In my personal case, as I said, atypical hardware use.
     

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