Mac Mini, late 2012, post SSD upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Wackery, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Wackery macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2015

    So i completed my SSD installation without a hitch and everything boots perfectly, but I want to check and see to make sure my fan is actually installed? How can I tell besides putting my ears really close to the mac mini and kind of hearing the whirr? I don't see a slot in system report where I can check if it's connected.

    any clues? I'm pretty sure it is, but I'd feel better if I can check somewhere on the software side that it's working and my mac mini won't melt from heat.
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
  3. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    If you have access to a fan control program (smcFanControl) you could set the fans to rev up to the max ... you should easily hear that! :eek:

    That will be absolute proof your fans are working!
  4. Wackery thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2015
    Thanks! The two programs are perfect! Default of 1800rpm is normal right? I also installed istat menu, and then deleted it, but the icons are still at the top? How is that possible, I'm relatively new to macs by the way.
  5. dyt1983, Feb 2, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2015

    dyt1983 macrumors 65816

    May 6, 2014
    edit: To remove personally identifying info not relevant to the conversation.

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