turn off fan

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  1. mackmgg macrumors 65816

    mackmgg

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    is there a way to turn off the fan completetly (or at least rly low), in osx or windows on my mbp, because i want to kill my graphics card so i can get a brand new one before my warrenty is up, and also i heard if it breaks 3 times they replace it with a better one.

    thx
     
  2. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    there is no program that will do this i don't think
    but you could just encode some videos and wrap it in a blanket
    if i was really trying to kill it that is what I would do
     
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Ethical behaviour, anyone?
     
  4. mackmgg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    absolutly not:rolleyes:

    but ive been having a bunch of random blue pixils that i have to push on the screen to remove and there not fixing that by mail or phone so this is the best way to get it into the repair place.
     
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  6. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    I recommend submerging it in water to raise the temperature, then when the GPU is fried bring it to the Apple store.
     
  7. e12a macrumors 68000

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    your logic is flawed by the following reasons:
    1. stuck pixels aren't a problem of the GPU.

    2. you need a certain # of stuck pixels to qualify for a LCD replacement. non permanent ones don't count. Have you even tried going to an Apple Store or a Service Center?

    3. even a "normal" GPU will die from lack of active cooling. You're proving nothing by purposely destroying it.

    4. There is no software method of disabling fans.

    5. You would technically be voiding the warranty of your computer.
    alternative: download folding@home and leave it on 24/7.
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    While you're at it, take a big life insurance policy out on your parents and take them to the local track and push them in front of a speeding train.

    As with the fan, well there is something call the thermal threshold which means if the GPU or processor reaches a certain temperature, the computer will either slow down the system to a crash or halt everything.
     
  9. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    No doubt. When I first read the original post I thought it was just an attempt at a joke. It wasn't until I read it again that I realized that the OP was actually asking for assistance from us all in an effort to attempt a high $ fraud. :(
     
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