SMC Fan Control Question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SyncFx, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. SyncFx macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Vancouver, BC
    So hey, sup.

    I had iStat Menu or what not for maybe 5 days and when I zapped it for SMC(all I wanted was just fan control and not the other stuff) I forgot to reset it back to Default 2000rpm, so besides SMC thinking default is now 3000rpm, when I run intensive applications like a Source game on Steam or sometimes even PS, SMC locks the rpm at 3000, so I basically have to set SMC to a Higher RPM prior to starting my applications now..

    Any fix?
  2. Halvard macrumors regular


    Jun 26, 2009
    Maybe try to install iStat Menu again and change it? :)

    Or in preferences in SMC, try to change Default to 2000 :)
  3. SyncFx thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2011
    Vancouver, BC
    think of installing iStat again to change Default to 2000, to see if it works, however SMC thinks Default is 3000, as in I cannot lower it below 3000 within SMC. Which I find strange.
  4. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2010
    I have a problem with the "Default" setting with smcFanControl so what I did was create a new profile and called it Lowest and dropped the fan speed to the far left. Then I changed the auto-apply drop-downs from Default to Lowest. This should work for you if you continue to have a problem with smcFanControl's "Default" setting.
  5. aces2 macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2010
    This worked for me! Thanks!

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