SMCFanControl Settings

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  1. tech324 macrumors 6502

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    I installed SMCFanControl version 2.2 on my Macbook Pro 13inch I5 and I set the fan to 4000rpm. I can barely hear the fan so I am thinking about keeping this setting.

    One question I have is, is this software safe to use? Does running the fan at 3000 or 4000 rpm use a lot more battery than when it runs at 2000rpm by default?

    Thanks in advance for any answers.
     
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    Its safe but the higher you run your fans the faster they will wear out
    Just FYI Fan Control is a far superior product
     
  3. tech324 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What makes Fan Control superior to SMCFanControl?
     
  4. vbman213 macrumors 6502

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    Fan Control allows you to set the lower and upper temperature thresholds for when the fans begin to "kick in".
     
  5. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020

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    also it runs out of the prefs and isnt an actual application
     
  6. vbman213 macrumors 6502

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    Correct. From my testing, it also uses about 1/14 of the memory that SMCFanControl uses.

    Daemons are much more lightweight than applications
     

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