SMC Fancontrol doesnt work at all!!! HELP!!!

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  1. No0b macrumors newbie

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    Ok so I have a Mac Pro 2xQuad 2.66Ghz and the cores are always really hot even when idle. When I chat and surf the Internet I only use ca. 3% of the cores however the temperatures are at ca. 80 C° and higher when I do work.

    So I decided to Install SMC Fancontrol, however there is a big problem I can download it fine, I unwrap the zip fine and I can open the application. However as soon as I type in my password nothing happens... Its really frustrating because I cannot do anything I cant even delete it as it apparently is still running...

    Here is som more useful info that might help you guys:

    Mac OS 10.6.2 Snow Leopard
    2009 Model


    I really hopw you can help me cause I really really do not want to overheat my wonderful mac pro!!!
     
  2. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Restart your Mac and then try to install it again.
     
  3. No0b thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Didnt help...

    I did that twice didnt change anything...
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Open Terminal and type:

    killall smcFanControl

    Then delete smcFanControl by throwing it in the trash.

    Reboot and then try to install again.
     
  5. No0b thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Same

    Did that still no change...

    The same thing just happens over and over...

    I type in my pw. and then nothing...
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Did what? killall didn't kill it? Did you delete it? I can't tell what you've done.
     
  7. No0b thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did exactly as you said...

    I killed all of the "running" SMCFanControls and deleted all of them.
    I then rebooted and downloaded, unwrapped and opened the application. I then typed in the password and as usually nothing happened. I then killed it again and deleted it...
     
  8. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    The step you're missing is deleting the app. Did you do that after the killall?

    Anyway, if it continues to fail after the install, I don't know what to tell you.
     
  9. No0b thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes I deleted it...


    thanks anyway for your efforts...
     
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  11. No0b thread starter macrumors newbie

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    http://www.derman.com/MacBook-Pro-Fan-Control
    This link works fine I can download it instal it and it works, however I dont like the software itself it doesn't give me enough control. It only controls 2 Fans and it doesn't affect the CPU temperature all that much...




    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23137
    However the software on this link is somehow not supported...
    When I download it and try to install it a message comes up telling me that this application is not supported and I can only click ok an the installation process wont take place.
     
  12. No0b thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Finally

    Ok I finally got it to work and I am quite happy with the results!!!

    I lowered my idle core temperature from 80C° at default (800rpm) to 35C° at 2000rpm. When im working (60-70% CPU Usage) the temperature never rises above 60C° at 2000rpm.
     
  13. Frozone2000 macrumors newbie

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    Help

    How did u end up fixing the SMC problem?
     
  14. Fiete5401 macrumors regular

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    I have a similar problem with smcFanControl.
    I'm able to define several presets but when I want to use one of them the fans spin up for a second and spin down right away to the Apple defined minimum.
     
  15. imatiger macrumors newbie

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    SMCFANCONTROL does work

    hey guys I had the same problem
    if you have it installed look up at the top bar where the date and time is displayed , right there to the left is the info from smcfancontrol, usually for both fans. click there and get prefs !!
    it does work i thought mine was a dud

    good luck
    r
     

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