Question about SMC Fan Control

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AppleTecFan, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. AppleTecFan macrumors 6502

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    Is it bad to put Smc Fan Control at the highest speed (6200 RPM) if not or if so please tell

    And don't forgot Why
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't advise placing fans much above 4500RPM on a MBP, much less on an iMac or Mac Pro
     
  3. AppleTecFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Please Tell why
     
  4. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Battery drain and early death to fans are the main reasons.
     
  5. drummerlondonw3 macrumors 6502a

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    in reality a quick blast of max fans is all you should ever need, I'm currently encoding some QT files at 95-99% activity and my fans are happily at 5k temp 74
     
  6. AppleTecFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is 5000 okay...
     
  7. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    In theory, as long as the ball bearings and grease are in good condition in the fans, you shouldn't have any problem.
    Still, I wouldn't advise higher fan speeds unless the temperature of the computer is too hot. (above 80 degrees C under a full load).

    Just FYI, my MBP under a full load only has the fans at 4200 RPM, but keeps the temperature no higher than 65 degrees C.
     
  8. AppleTecFan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks that helped me
     

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