smcFanControl on new Macbook Pro (Santa Rosa)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ethen, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. ethen macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2005
    Hi Guys,

    Got my santa rosa macbook pro, but it's still to hot for my lap. Do you guys know if the smcFanControl 2.1.1 works with it?

  2. deadpixels macrumors 6502a


    Oct 30, 2006
    can't you just try it? i would try it for you but i have only a 2.16 :p
  3. Freyqq macrumors 601

    Dec 13, 2004
    i'm using the 2.1 version I think and it works great!

    brought my temps from the ridiculous 65-70C to a usable ~50C (CPU temp not case temp)
  4. qksilver macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2007
    The left side of my SR macbook pro seems to get alot hotter than the right. With SMCfancontrol It has options to control both the left and the right fans. Ideally, I would like the left fan to be turned up higher than the right fan. Unfortunatly It will not allow me to do this. For some reason, when the left fan speed is increased the right automatically follows suit. This is odd though becasue I can get the right fan to go faster than the left. Is this a problem with the software?? Anyone else with a SR macbook pro notice this issue?
  5. teflon macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2007
    how did everyone get their cpu temp? and to control left and right fans? my SMCfancontrol only tells me the case temp and let me set the rpm of one fan :confused:
  6. snowboarder macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2007
    Which model did you get? Mine (2.4GHz 15") is barely warm...
  7. TimJim macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    i use that on my 2.16 C2D MBP at 3000 RPM for regular use and it brings down my temps a good amount. It should work for you MBP-SR
  8. BrianMR macrumors regular


    Apr 3, 2007
    Works fine on my SR 2.4 MBP. Moderate activity has my CPU temp at 52C with the fans at 3K.

    Its a very quiet, very fast, and not terribly hot computer. Only when gaming or heavy activity does it get really warm.
  9. jmanjohns macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2007
    Mine is really hot too

    Hey guys. So far loving the mac experience. USed em for years, but never actually owned one. My one complaint is the heat. My 2.4 Ghz MBP is putting out 160 deg F (69-70 deg C) even at 3000 fan RPM. Im trying 4000 RPM, but to me it seems like its running a little hotter than it should. Im not just talking warm, I'm talking cooking. The Inside of my desktops 550 Watt power supply doesn't get this hot (I've got a thermal probe in there). Ill update this if the temps go down, but can anyone share their santa rosa experience so I can decide whether I want to have mine replaced/fixed or not? Thanks
  10. qksilver macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2007
    2.2 SR MBP 115* @ 2krpm
    crank it up to 4krpm and get the temps around 95-105
    this is with light activity, itunes, safari, adium. gets a little warmer with ical
  11. keenkreations macrumors regular

    May 20, 2005
    Looks like you have a regular MacBook. I have worked on a friend's laptop and they were using the newest MacBook, which had only one fan and one temp probe, so you should not worry teflon. Macbook Pros have tons of temp probes and two fans.
    As with the last poster having a hot running computer, I am not sure what is "normal" for an SR MPB, but Apple has stated that the temps can go up to 100 degrees Celsius before failing. To me, your 70C is the average. A little more than warm. On my personal MBP, I run the fans on MAX (6000k). It's noisy, but hey, it works for me. Keeps me at around 102 degrees F (that is the reading on the SMC panel, but I believe it is the average of all the temp probes)
  12. himansk macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2006
    macbooks have only 1 fan while mb pro have two, at least the older MB revA had 1 fan.
  13. teflon macrumors 6502a


    May 28, 2007
    Ok, that's why :eek: Thanks, i was a bit worried for a while.
  14. tb2007 macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2006
    Does anybody have a problem with it and the new Mb 2.16. I got one the other day and Im trying to use smcfancontrol. No matter what I set it too it falls back down to around 2.5k. If I set to like 5k it goes to there for like a second then drops back down to 2.5k. Any ideas?

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