New MBA Owner

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by puma1552, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. puma1552 macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    Well I couldn't resist it anymore and last night I headed to the Shinsaibashi Apple store in Osaka to see if they had any English keyboard MBAs in stock...they indeed did so I pulled the trigger on a 1.6/120 Rev. B MBA along with a superdrive, ethernet adapter, and a Tucano second skin case. Also got applecare for $50 USD less than usual.

    So far I'm really happy with it. The 1.6 is a touch slow (compared to my new 2.8 MBP) but as a secondary computer for work (teacher--MS Office mainly) and for travel and laying in bed with the internet it is absolutely perfect for my needs.

    Hard to think that just two months ago I was still using a Dell...what a drug Apple is...

    One thing though--I downloaded SMC Fan Control and it told me the Air is an unsupported machine and forces me to quit using it...ideas?
  2. justit macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2007
    It does give the warning but lets you continue on. SMC fan control works on both Rev A and Rev B MBAs.

    ... Mt Fuji was a fun climb :rolleyes:
  3. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    hmmm, the only option it gave me was a button that said "i will quit now"

    fuji is on the list of things to do soon
  4. akbc macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2008
    Make sure you're running smcFanControl version 2 and on.

    Version 1 is not supported by Leopard. Version 1 looks like a normal program whereas v2 would only show up in the menu bar until you go into the preferences :)
  5. puma1552 thread starter macrumors 603

    Nov 20, 2008
    ahhh thanks you, that was it--i had downloaded the old version without realizing it...operating at a steady 50 degrees C @ 2500 rpm.:)

    might look into that coolbook...
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Welcome to the MacBook Air club! :D

    (You will want to make sure that vents on the back are not covered to keep it running cooler. And also running the fans at 4000RPM keeps it a bit cooler and doesn't add too much to the noise :))

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