smcFanControl stops working all of a sudden for no reason

Baloney1011

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 9, 2011
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It worked this morning; now it doesn't work. All that I did in the meantime was create a new account, with parental controls, but smcFanControl was in the list of allowed programs. And why should that account interfere with mine anyway?? It's up there in my taskbar-at-the-top thing (whatever it's called, I switched from a PC so I don't know the vocabulary) and it's showing the RPM and the temperatures just fine, but when I move the sliders nothing happens. They just stay there but the RPM doesn't change. Weird. :confused:
 

Intell

macrumors P6
Jan 24, 2010
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Did you hit save after moving the slider to save the new speed? It doesn't dynamically change the speed as you move the slider.
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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You don't need smcFanControl to keep your temps within the normal operating range. Your Mac knows how to manage heat and fans without the need for 3rd party apps.