Problem with Temperature

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jeremyboy222, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Jeremyboy222 macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2011
    Hi Guys,

    I have a Macbook Pro 13 inch and I've installed Fan control a while ago..

    But I'm not very happy..

    My Temperature of my Mac is 70 Degrees.

    And I have only Running: Safari, Google Chrome, Skype, MSN.

    When I close Google Chrome, It's about 60 - 50 But that's still to high?

    So, Here are my settings.


    Base Speed: 1500 RPM
    Lower Treshold 48 °C
    Upper Treshold 78 °C

    Left Fan: 2509 RPM Temperature 53,4 °C
    Right Fan: -1 RPM


    Can anybody help me?

    Best Regards,
  2. David Webb macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2011
    I'm using smc Fan control and it prevents you from setting anything below 2000rpm. I also have a 13'' Macbook pro and if i run a similar mixture of apps i have a temp of around 50-55 and the fan running at a steady 2000 rpm. It's not unusual to see the temp upto the 70-80s and the fans running a bit harder. I'm told they naturally run hot and as long as the over temp is not being triggered it fine.
  3. RainCityMacFan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2007
    I run at around 65ºC @ 5000 rpm... idly with discrete gfx on due to Chrome.

    I think this is too much.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    If you have a 13" MBP, you only have one fan, so that explains the -1 speed on one fan.

    Secondly, it looks like your fans are not rampnig up to match the increase in temperature. I use smcFanControl and manually increase the fan speed when I see the temps increasing beyond the level I prefer.
  5. Jeremyboy222 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2011
    Ok thanks but isn't it better to let the default Fan Control doing his job?
  6. Jeremyboy222 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2011
    Owjeah.. I've now installed SMCFanControl And Uninstalled FanControl But when I Change Min. RPM It Changes for About 3 seconds and then goes back to normal :s
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Go on Fan Control's website, they explain quite well how to uninstall it. You most likely didn't uninstall it correctly.

    Since you seem to want to be spoon fed the info, here it is:

    Fan Control is free. Your support is still gratefully appreciated.

    Uninstall Instructions
    Please follow these instructions to uninstall FanControl permanently:
    Remove the following files and folders (both on your start disk):

    /Library/PreferencePanes/Fan Control.prefPane

    (You will be prompted for the Administrator's password when deleting these items.)
    Reset the System Management Controller (SMC). Please follow these links for instructions: Portables, Mac Mini, Mac Pro

    Once the deleting part is done, it is very important you do the SMC reset so that you can go back to factory default fan control.

    Oh, and by the way, your temps seem pretty normal to me, skype likes to use a lot of resources and heats things up quite a bit.
  8. Jexta macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2011
    Why you would be running both Chrome and Safari is beyond me. But your temperatures are normal. Remember that Chrome runs each "Tab" as its own process, so the resources it uses can be substantial. Your machine will automatically shut down if temperatures reach a dangerous level (100+ degrees Celsius).
  9. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Yes, but clearly its not doing a better job if you're laptop is running hot.

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