Who's running there MBP fans at 1000rpm ?

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  1. dave12345 macrumors regular

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    Hey guys - I'm running fan control 1.2 on my 2.4Ghz early 2008 MBP - I've got the base speed set at 1000 rpm. Is this advisable ? It doesn't seem to get to hot so I imagine it should be ok...


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  2. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Nope nothing wrong with that they should ramp if need be or you could do it manually if doing something intensive
     
  3. neonblue2 macrumors 6502a

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    I've had mine running 1000rpm base for about two years now. All is well.
     
  4. ibd macrumors member

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    How'd you get lower than 2000? Mine won't let me go below that.
     
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Dunno about Fan control but smcFanControl you can
     
  6. ibd macrumors member

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    I can't. I have the newest version.

    edit: I see, I'm using smcFanControl. Confusing names...
    yeah, works with fan control but not smc fan control... :)
     
  7. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    I can with smcFanControl see

    Picture 1.png
     
  8. deltaiscain macrumors regular

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    You use fan control to go below 2000. SMC won't do the trick. However, this will create a lot of more heat, so i'm not sure why you would want to do this.
     
  9. deltaiscain macrumors regular

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    Which computer do you have, version? Some of the older mbp's had lower fan speeds, the new one's i think have 2000 as a minimum.
     
  10. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Ay mines at 46c when fans set at 1000rpm, pretty safe to me
     
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    Both new & old, but yep i'm on the spare at present, i'll take alook at the new in a mo
     
  12. deltaiscain macrumors regular

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    Wow, thats very good. Mine's at 50-60 when the fans are at 2000, and i am plugged into power. When i'm on battery, my temps are 40-55
     
  13. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    I know i seem to be one of the lucky ones who didn't suffer from heat problems when the MBP's were introduced, here's the temps with safari and a few apps open ( fans at 1000rpm ).

    Picture 1.png
     
  14. dave12345 thread starter macrumors regular

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    hey - thanks guys - i swapped my stock HDD for a Samsung SSD so can hear the fans when they are at 2000 RPM - so i've got them set to 1000 and it doesn't get too hot - I literally need to put my ear on the keyboard to hear anything! they do creep up to 1500 after the machine has been on for a while or if I'm doing anything heavy. My cpu temp is around 45c - its pretty cold in the UK right now and I guess that helps. Fan Control 1.2 is the one to use!
     
  15. DYER macrumors 6502

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    I am running my fans at 1000 rpm on my new uniboy macbook pro doesnt get too hot when taking notes in word or using safari.
     
  16. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Both temp monitors are Ok, but id do some reading up should you ever need to uninstall Fan Control as it can be problematic
     
  17. dave12345 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here's my temps - you've got to love SSD's for the lack heat alone!
     

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  18. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Nice, but unless your temps go above 100c i wouldn't worry to much as it'll just shut it's self off before doing any damage
     
  19. deltaiscain macrumors regular

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    My temps with fans at 2000, and plugged into power:
    [​IMG]

    whoops, old pic. Anyway, it's 55 degrees, and it increases to about 60
     
  20. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Nothing wrong with those temps dude
     
  21. deltaiscain macrumors regular

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    Compared to yours, they seem high. I don't like hot temperature computer, yet i also don't like fan noise. :eek: not the best combination. :p
     
  22. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    I don't think a couple of C's is gonna make any difference, i think people worry to much about it start worrying when they go above a 100 or so, you could look into replacing the thermal grease if it bothers you
     
  23. deltaiscain macrumors regular

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    Yea, i think i do worry a bit too much.:eek: I have my fans at 1.6k now, and the temp is a constant 59-60, so all is good.
     
  24. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    I think so ;)
     
  25. drichards macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Santa Rosa 2.4 MBP15 from late last year. I just had my fan replaced at the Apple store and the tech advised me to uninstall SMC Fan Control. After having done that, the fan comes on at 72F at 6000RPM and doesn't quit. I suspect AppleFan.kext and/or AppleBlower.kext plist files were edited for the worse by the program. Any advice? Can I find the default plist files for those kext's online?

    Edit: I did put back SMC, no effect. I also reset my system management controller manually, no effect.

    Edit: That wasn't the problem. Replacd the kext's with known good ones from a friend, and now my MBP is back behind the genius bar again.
     

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