Post Your SMC Fan Control Settings MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by goinskiing, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

    goinskiing

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Location:
    Meridian, ID
    #1
    I've done some searching in the forums and did a "Check if Already Posted" and couldn't find a comprehensive list.

    I am just curious what RPM setting people have set as their default low speed and their avg. CPU temp (C).

    I'm running 2850 RPM with about 52 degrees.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #2
    I've set it to 2000RPM (minimum) and it's running at 44ºC
     
  3. redwarrior macrumors 603

    redwarrior

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Location:
    in the Dawg house
    #3
    So what's up with mine? I'm at 50 degrees and the fan's running at 3646 rpm.
     
  4. bobcan macrumors 6502a

    bobcan

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Location:
    Sunny but Cold.. Canada
    #4
    I have 4 settings..

    My IDLE is 2350 and about 52-54ºC... I made a "Higher Up" at 3000 RPM and 4k for downloading (Fans are loud after that I find).. as well as a FULL OUT (about 5850RPM)!! I generally Pretty much leave it alone at Idle (2350) unless it seems to be Workin' a Bit Hot... then I adjust... :cool:
     
  5. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    #5
    I keep mine at 2000rpm for both fans and idles around 49c-55c but doing heavy multitasking stuff it goes up to 59c-60c.

    I used smc fan control to set it at 2800 and it always stayed around 52c-55c even with doing everything I always do.. but I decided to keep it on stock so if the gpu fails I can get the new logic board sooner instead of prolonging the failure.
     
  6. OLD ELPASO macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2005
    #6
    Here are my four presets.

    Default (Stock with SMC) - Min 2000 RPM
    Higher RPM (Stock with SMC) - Min 4000 RPM
    Gaming (Custom) - Min 4760 RPM
    Fo'Real Heat (Custom) - Min 5400 RPM

    I use the 'Gaming' preset when I game on OS X and the 'Fo'Real Heat' preset when I play CS:Source on crossover.

    I pretty much ensure my CPU temp is lower than 60(max).


    Oh, and this may be a weak question, but is it possible to replace the fans later on in my MBP's life?
     
  7. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    #7
    Yes, just follow the guides found here

    My MBP idles at around 47c fans at 2000rpm
     
  8. redwarrior macrumors 603

    redwarrior

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Location:
    in the Dawg house
    #8
    Mine is at 47c with fans at 3464rpm! But even when they ramp up to over 5000rpm, they are hardly audible. Wonder why my fans seem to run faster than most?
     
  9. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

    MacGeek7

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    #9
    I just have 2 presets
    Default - 2200 RPM
    Higher RPM - 6200 RPM
     
  10. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    #10
    I dunno red could be that i have mine on a stand or maybe yours has a build up of paste, these contribute to heat issues,even if i have fans at 1000RPM my temps only go up to 50c idle ( browser open etc ) but if i do something intensive we could see 90c, as long as you don't see stupid temps i wouldn't worry to much about it

    oh and if my fans ramp up to to around 4000rpm it sounds like a jet taking off
     
  11. redwarrior macrumors 603

    redwarrior

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Location:
    in the Dawg house
    #11
    I use the mStand, and my mbp is only 6 months old. I'm not going to worry though. I'm just very picky about taking care of my baby!:rolleyes:
     
  12. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    #12
    So am i but your gotta let it reach puberty sometimes :D
     
  13. noodle654 macrumors 68020

    noodle654

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Location:
    Never Ender
    #13
    Default is 2000RPM
    2550RPM is when the temp is above 115*F
    3000RPM is when the temp is above 125*F
    3500RPM is when the temp is above 135*F
    5000RPM is when the temp is above 145*F
     
  14. MPHL macrumors regular

    MPHL

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    #14
    Default : 2000rpm
    Higher RPM : 3000rpm
    Slightly Warmer : 4000rpm
    Super Hot : 5500rpm
     
  15. creator2456 macrumors 68000

    creator2456

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    #15
    Model Name: MacBook Pro 17"
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro1,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz

    - 1000 (smc default)
    - 1500 (my default ~50-55*C)
    - 3000 (watching youtube, etc. ~60*C)
    - 4500 (multitasking w/CS3 ~60-65*C)
    - 6000 (encoding/converting video, heavy multitasking ~65-70*C)

    I think I need to come up with some names for the settings.
     
  16. KingYaba macrumors 68040

    KingYaba

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Location:
    Up the irons
    #16
    3,000 rpm on 2.2ghz Macbook Pro. Still a little cautious about using it.
     
  17. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Location:
    Downtown San Diego
    #17
    Curious... why is SMC Fan Control more popular than Fan Control?

    http://www.derman.com/Download/Special/MBpFanControl.html

    I've used both, and Fan Control just makes more sense to me. You set min/max fan vs. respective rpms and it adjusts linearly. So much better. Never have to adjust a thing!
     
  18. creator2456 macrumors 68000

    creator2456

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    #18
    FanControl can really mess with the default settings when not uninstalled properly.

    Also, I use smc simply because it is what I found first.
     
  19. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Location:
    Downtown San Diego
    #19
    I started off using SMC first too (for about a week), but I got annoyed at having to manually change settings and stumbled upon Fan Control. At first some gripes I noticed turned me off but then it appeared many were due to user misunderstanding (ie. Macbook having only one fan or fans spinning like crazy due to an out of control process).

    It's something that I would really hate to live without. Every time I do a compilation (takes about 15 minutes) my temps shoot up into the 70s, when finished, back down to ~50. It also gives you a nice audio cue on how much load your machine is taking.
     
  20. voyagerd macrumors 65816

    voyagerd

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2002
    Location:
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    #20
    My fans are running at 6000 RPM with my CPU at 82°C.
     
  21. tecknical macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    #21
    holy crap what are you doing? im currently at 44C with fans at 3400 RPM
     

Share This Page