turning fan on earlier

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Corrosive vinyl, May 26, 2009.

  1. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

    Corrosive vinyl

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    My laptop starts getting really hot, especially under my hands. Is there a way to get OS X or something to turn the fan on when the laptop is at a lower temperature?
     
  2. Corrosive vinyl thread starter macrumors 6502

    Corrosive vinyl

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    hells yeah! thanks dude. But now it says that it can't load fan control. how do I access it? And it says stuff about macbooks. I have an ibook G4
     
  3. Rhalliwell1 macrumors 6502a

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    ummm not sure. i just test-installed it on my iMac and it worked. Try re-booting? If not check you model is supported. it should say somewhere on their website.
     
  4. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    It is a terminal app but...

    The GUI is not free so here is the terminal app.

    just put it in ~/bin and type g4fancontrol --set (temp you want in ºC) in terminal.

    EDIT: you can't even download the command line version anymore.
     

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  5. Corrosive vinyl thread starter macrumors 6502

    Corrosive vinyl

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    thanks dude, I think this does the job. I found .5 for free, but the new GUI version, as you said is pay for, which is silly.
     

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