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Here's the thing that many new macbook aluminum owners don't really know, because chances are, their last computers were made out of solid aluminum. The aluminum absorbs the heat more because it is aluminum, and made out of one piece, from the point where the motherboard attaches, to the part where your palms touch. It is all one piece. So, it's not that your macbook is getting too hot, its more like you are more able to understand what the internal temperature is of your computer due to aluminum being a good heat absorber...that's why you see a lot of aluminum and copper heat sinks. The reason why you don't feel heat in other laptops is because they are mostly all made out of a steel cage that is wrapped in plastic, which does not absorb heat at all, making it feel like it's really running cool, but in fact is deceiving you.

In regards to the SMCfanControl, your computer has very specific, and LOTS of set point at which the fan speed increases with heat. If your fans are not speeding up a lot, but you think it's warm, you don't trust your computer enough. While it is true that its simpler/cheaper to wear out a fan than to let your computer cause heat damage on to itself, it will handle it! It is nice to see your fan's rpms though...

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” Marcus Aurelius
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