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Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
I'll never understand why it's so hard for people to believe that Apple is actually aware of how people use their products and knows how to cool them correctly.
Sure. Apple keeps everything in spec. In some cases toward the high end of the spec. I'd rather my components (in particular the hard drive) stay farther within spec. By bumping the minimum fan speed a tiny bit, I can easily do that. This isn't worry that the machine is going to melt into slag before my eyes, it's about maximizing component life.

Don't want to? Don't use the utility. I just mentioned what I do, and why.

Personally, I believe Apple *chose* to push the limits a bit because in return they were able to slow the fans down some more and get a much quieter machine. And that's fine, but - again - I'm happy with the tradeoff of a bit more noise in exchange for cooler components.

Not that it matters, but I'm not an "armchair engineer". I actually AM an engineer, and understand this stuff just fine.
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