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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bobinkski, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. bobinkski macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2012
    Hello, I am new to this forum, and I have 2 MBP's. My kids have them in college. When I post on here, what info is needed so others know what I'm talking about? One of the MBP is getting hot, I did a search on this site and found out about the smcFanControl. What is it and how dose it work? The MBP is 14 to 15 months old, will this smcFanControl work on this model? Thanks.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Install iStat Pro to get accurate readings of temps and fan speeds. It's better to know what temps you're talking about, as they're likely normal.

    Also, you may have better success in attracting responses to your thread, and you'll make your thread easier to find for those browsing the forum for the same answers, if you follow this tip.
  3. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    When posting provide as much info as possible (the issue, when it occurs, what model is it, operating system, etc.) Generally if people want more info they will ask.

    Macbook Pro's and all of apple's notebooks get warm as the aluminium acts as a heatsink- but don't worry; they are designed to shut down before they over heat.
    They get warm when doing processor intensive stuff like video calling gaming, and viewing flash content.
    smcFanControl is an application that controls the speed of the fans and thus, lowering the overall temperature of your mac. It lowers the temperature by drawing more cool air.
    Your mac will raise the RPM of the fan when it senses it gets to hot- there are internal thermometers.

    Hope I helped.
  4. bobinkski thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2012
    Thanks for the info guys, I will try to get more info to post. Thanks.

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