Minimum fan speed changed in Lion?

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  1. Jfreez macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm on a 2011 MBP 15inch and back on SL I could have sworn the minimum fan speed I could set it to in SMC fan control was 2000, and now it's 4000 on Lion. Any reason for this or how I can change it? I don't think I like it being that loud.
    Sorry this has probably been asked before
     
  2. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    My 2011 15" MBP is still running at 2000 RPM with Lion.
     
  3. Jfreez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmmm...
    another thing its doing, is that I can now bring it all the way up to 8000rpm instead of 6200

    here's a picture of the 4000 minimum

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  4. Michael383 macrumors 6502a

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    Since upgrading to Lion the fan speed on my 2011 15" MBP is still 2000 RPM.
     
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    maybe you could unistall smcfancontrol (using an app like appcleaner which finds the settings as well) and than reinstall it ?

    http://appcleaner.en.softonic.com/mac
     
  7. Jfreez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup no luck. Gonna try emailing the guy if I can find an email, maybe that's a bug in this new version
    http://www.eidac.de/?p=207
     
  8. Jfreez thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. Ronnoco macrumors 68030

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    My fans are running higher in Lion than in SL but I use my MBP in clamshell mode with a 27" ACD...I do find my MBP running overall about 4 to 5 degrees hotter in Lion overall...
     
  11. EJ123 macrumors newbie

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    Same problem, really loud fans as I just installed Lion
    on Aug. 8. MBP 17". I am thinking of going back to Snow
    Leopard, this is not acceptable.
     
  12. Jfreez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    not what I asked
     
  13. XandeR803 macrumors member

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    Most likely the fans were already running at 4000 when you installed SMC. Uninstall it, reset smc, make sure fans are down to 2000, then reinstall smc fan controller.
     
  14. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Perhaps just let Lion control the fans. Why do you need a third party software for that? On my machine the fans are running at 2000 rpm most of the time.
     
  15. Jfreez thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this worked! i closed smc then used AppCleaner to totally get rid of it, then put my computer into sleep, then downloaded smc again, put it in Applications and launched.

    thanks!
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of deleting files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this.

    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     

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