Tip for all mac users-make your mac run cooler

Discussion in 'iMac' started by iMaccore2, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. iMaccore2 macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2008
    Boston, MA

    If your mac is over 6 months old, and the fans never kick on, download this program and kick the fans up to max rpm and let it sit for 15 minutes. After I did my mac ran cooler. As soon as I cranked up the fans a cloud of dust literally came flying out the back of my mac. It seems to aid performance when gaming if you kick up the fans even if your computer isn't running too hot.

    Heres the link http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23049

    Good Luck!
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    Yep, been around for awhile now. Not sure I'd do that all the time though.
  3. iMaccore2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 2, 2008
    Boston, MA
    I only do it every once in a while, maybe three times a year.
  4. Zephirus macrumors member

    Apr 30, 2008
    my imac's GPU died from overheating, I suggest using SMC fan control when gaming, especially in bootcamp

    on a macbook pro, the computer also overheats and needs the fan to run at 4000-5000 rpm
  5. andychris02 macrumors member

    Dec 23, 2007
    Dublin, Ireland (at the moment)
    So, what settings do you guys have your fans set at?
  6. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    or you can install this app and it controls your fans based on heat automatically for you?

    Fan Control 1.2

    (like SMC Fan Control, but much better because its automatic)
  7. Val-kyrie macrumors 68000

    Feb 13, 2005
    What thermal envelope would you recommend?

    My Blackbook often runs in the low to mid 70s and I have seen my Airport card go up to 78 deg. Celsius. I am not gaming, only running VMWare alongside research and writing programs and Firefox.


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