SMC FanControl and day to day use

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iSpoody 1243, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. iSpoody 1243 macrumors 6502

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    i own a low end 2.4 ghz penryn mbp,
    i am very impressed with the performance i get from it,
    yerp, i know about the gpu glitch
    i use smc fancontrol all the time to keep my system cool,
    Is there such a thing as over cooling?
    i played a few games with out using fancontrol but found that the system was getting so hot i bet i could cook an egg on it.
    i usually keep the fan going at 2500 or 3000 during normal use depending on the weather. this keeps the system at 38 - 45 degrees Celsius.
    when playing a game i put the fans on 4500 - 5000.
    this keeps the cpu between 45 - 55 degrees Celsius
    and the gpu at 55 - 60 degrees Celsius.
    this keeps the system very cool
    is this over cooling cause i know apple only revs the fans once the cpu and gpu reach 70 degrees Celsius.
    thank you all!!
     
  2. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    With computer chips, as long as you are above -100C or so, the cooler the better.
     
  3. chaos86 macrumors 65816

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    i've been doing this ever since i started getting graphics glitches on my old MBP that directly corresponded to the heat of the GPU.

    that, and it keeps the bottom of the machine just a little cooler.

    try fan control though. it gives you more control, but lacks ability to use different settings when on battery vs power adapter.

    http://osx.iusethis.com/screenshot/osx/fancontrol.png
     

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