Some... "attributes" carried with bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by drstein13, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. drstein13 macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2008
    Athens, Greece
    Snow leopard -> Windows 7

    When I want to play a game in Windows I boot in Snow leopard set smcFanControl in my gaming preset reboot in windows and the fan work in the same levels like it worked under now leopard. If put Windows to sleep and back again, fan stops!

    Windows 7 -> Snow leopard

    I have a dongle key for Cubase in a hub that works fine every time I boot to snow leopard but it isn't recognized in Windows ("this device has mulfactioned blah blah". Now every time I boot windows and back to Mac then it doesn't work even in Mac!

    Now how do all these crazy things happen since they are different OS's.

    BTW I don't know if it has to do anything with it but I also use rEFIt.

  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Distributed brains.

    The smcFanControl basically just sends new settings to the "System Management Controller (SMC)" to set the minimum speed of the fans. The SMC is basically a little separate microcontroller(CPU) to control fans, lights, etc... so that the main CPU doesn't have to do these things.

    The settings get reset when power is cycled like when the Mac goes to sleep.

    Similarly, my guess is that the USB key contains some "brain" that gets confused by what the Windows driver tries to do with it. Since your hub probably keeps it powered it doesn't reset so it's still in a confused state by the time you get back to OS X.


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