what is the best app to control the fans on my MBP to make it cooler ???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bo-waleed, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. bo-waleed macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2009
    i have late 2008 MBP thats run on leopard and i was using fan control (i forget the name)

    but now i cleaned install SL and i don't have that app.

    if i keep my MBP on for hours it become hot (around 60-73 c) and before it was cooler (around 40-55 c )

    is there other app better then that ??
  2. i-am-waiting macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2010
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    SMC Fan Control for manually setting the speeds of the fans.
    Fan Control for setting the fan speed according to CPU temperature.
  4. bo-waleed thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2009
    so SMC fan control will make the fan speed the same all the time ?(if i change it)

    i wonder what do you guys use ?
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    I use Fan Control to adjust it based on temp.
  6. iPhysicist macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2009
    Use SMC Fan Control if you knowingly do CPU intensive tasks to set a new Minimum RPM for the Fans. This tool does not interfere with apples fan Control as the "old Fan Control does"!

    its pretty nice to ramp up the fans for video encoding for example. Or floating point operations etc... the heavy tasks.

    I use SMC Fan Control every day. Its worth the download!
  7. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    smcfancontrol can do it, istat menus can do it, fancontrol can do it.
  8. MasonsAccount macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2010
    I was recommended by someone not to download SMC Fan Control, because a third party application designed to change the laptop's fans could malfunction.

    If your laptop melted down due to this application, you would be out of your pocket for a new one because it wouldn't be covered under Apple warranty.

    I've had no problems with my Macbook overheating since I bought it, even at only two gigabytes of RAM. I use a stand to keep it off of solid surfaces in order for it to ventilate properly.

    Then again, I only ever have minimal programs running so our situations could be too different for me to help.

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