Mac OSX Temp and Fan monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by pogiboi, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. pogiboi macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2008
    What is the best app to monitor the temps and fans on a MacBook Air?
  2. Kyllle macrumors 6502

    Apr 25, 2011
    SMCFanControl is popular and easy to use. I would recommend it. You can view your temp in F/C as well as the fan speed in the toolbar at the top, and you can set the minimum fan speed.
  3. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2012
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I prefer iStat Pro. It gives you information about far more than temps and fans.
  5. falterego macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2008
    Southern California
    I have iStat Pro for all my monitoring, but since it doesn't control fan speed I use SMC fan control to handle fan speed. I took the time to create speeds for every 500 RPM from the standard 2500 all the way up to 6500 max. That way I can adjust accordingly for the temps and still get a balance of battery life.

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