Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hartzell, May 29, 2010.

  1. hartzell macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2010
    I just downloaded smcfancontrol to try and help with overheating troubles on my macbookpro 1.1; i unzip it, and click to start, and nothing happens. i must be doing something wrong that's very simple. could someone advise?
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    You then have to manually set your fan speed, check your toolbar at the top of the screen, your fan speeds and temp should be displaying up there. Click on that and you'll be able to change fan speeds.
  3. nonlocal macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
    Would someone care to post some optimal settings for the fan speeds?

    Not that I intend to use it,but if needed,what are some numbers that could be of value without being overkill?
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Max fan speed is 6000rpm on non-unibody models, I believe it's higher on unibodies. There really aren't any key numbers, more like noise to heat ratio that you can tolerate.
  5. JacaByte macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2009
    It's 6000 RPM on the unibody models as well. In either case the utility will not let you set the fan speed below the minimum or let you exceed the maximum. (so you don't overspin the fans) I just set it by feel; I let it stay on the default (2000 RPM) unless it gets hot, which is when I set it to 3250 RPM. If I'm going to be doing CPU/GPU intensive work I set the fans to 4500 RPM preemptively.
  6. I'mAMac macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2006
    In a Mac box
    Is there a way to set them in Windows? I have speedfan but it only gives me a temp readout and it doesn't seem to be able to detect/change fan speeds.
  7. RELOAD911 macrumors member

    Dec 12, 2009
    Put an app icon to the Dock then launch and right-click it to configure. If you have graphical issues (artifacts in form of colorful lines) I would suggest FanControl by Lobotomo.

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