smcFanControl HELP NEEDED!

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  1. aivzdog macrumors newbie

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    I download smcfancontrol a few days ago because my macbook always gets super hot.
    I dont know how to set smcfancontrol the right way to work because my macbook still gets really hot.
    Please help me and tell me what settings I should use and stuff.
    Thanks
    Anna
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    SMCFanControl lets your set the fan speed. You just have to set the fan speeds higher.
     
  3. aivzdog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What is a good speed and should I user higher rpm or default?

    Anna
     
  4. Beric macrumors 68020

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    I have mine set to the max: 3500 RPM. It keeps it fairly cool.

    I have the lower threshold at 115 F and the upper at 160 F

    Beware though, your battery life will suffer. But my machine gets WAY too hot otherwise.
     
  5. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    I have three settings for me, Default (1800), High RM (3500) and cool down (5000). I've seen my MB hit about 6000RPM when I'm using Aperture.
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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