the New MBP... SMC Fan Control.. Not Supported?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by sukanas, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. sukanas macrumors 6502a

    sukanas

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    i tried running smc fan control but it says that my laptop is not supported o_o..


    btw, i was curious, the laptop did run at 80C deg when i ran wc and it runs around 65 C on average.. ie webrowing, itunes, hotter w/ aperture (i know.. ironic huh w/ glossy, lol)

    but with the laptop running hot, is it necessary to have a program like smc fan control to kick in and 'force' the fan to cool it down? or should the mac be fine running hot once in a while?

    note: the bottom gets hot.. not to the point where it burns but to the point where im like whoa.. i hope this laptop will be ok..




    oh shoot mod, can you move this to the MBP section? my mistake.. sorry
     
  2. kenned macrumors member

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    I think 80c isn't too bad. Atleast my old laptop hit 100c under full load, didn't fail. It had the 8600M GT chip though.

    I wouldn't be too worried about that. It's pretty sure to say that a new version of SMC Fan Control will be coming out soon to support the newer models.;)
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    New Nvidia MCP97 chipset in the new MacBooks, likely a bit of a change in the way temps and power are controlled.

    Give them time to update.
     
  4. PeterQC macrumors 6502a

    PeterQC

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    If you don't do any graphical intensive process you should switch on the 9400m and it'll be a lot more cool.
     

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