SMCFanControl Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MattZani, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. MattZani macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    I Had SMC, then i was recommended a different fan controller, so i uninstalled SMC and tried this other one (Cant remember the name, but it was a graph, which would actively adapt, so you could set it to ramp the fans up quicker than OS X normally would) And i never noticed much difference, so tonight i installed SMC again, and now when i choose full, it picks upto about 5000rpm, then drops to ~2500rpm. Im pretty sure this other program is the culprit, but what is it?
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    I can't remember the name of the program but I remember it used a background process (daemon) to constantly monitor the fan speeds. All you need to do is find that process with Applications>Utilities>Activity Monitor and force quit it (even maybe your admin password). You also need to check your start up items in your user pref pane, and delete that the fan control pref pane/and or application.
     
  3. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    I Cant see anything in Activity, Sys Prefs or on the Auto Start Up....
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Something must be running if its throttling your fans.
     
  5. darrenscerri macrumors regular

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    The program is called Fan Control. If you need to temporarily disable its daemon, go to Activity Monitor, and kill the process named 'fancontroldaemon'. Temporarily disabling the daemon can be used to set the minimum fan speed in SMCfancontrol so that if you restart in Windows, the fans will spin at the minimum rate you specified in SMCfancontrol.

    If you want to completely uninstall FanControl follow these instructions:
    1. Remove the following files and folders (both on your start disk):

    /Library/StartupItems/FanControlDaemon
    /Library/PreferencePanes/Fan Control.prefPane

    2. Reboot
    3. Reset the SMC
     
  6. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    I Have deleted both of them, but cannot delete the Daemon even though its not on the activity monitor.
     
  7. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    Its all Fixed now, and didnt have to reset SMC.
     
  8. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    all processes

    Were you looking at ALL processes in the AM?
     
  9. MattZani thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yes, there was nothing under Fan Control at all, nothing even mentioned it, yet when i tried to empty the bin, it said it was active.

    Either way its gone now.
     

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