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I've been reading posts in various Mac forums about overheating when running CPU intensive apps while using Boot Camp. This seems to happen more often when playing games.

SMCFanControl has been reported to work somewhat when set in OS X and then a reboot to WinXP or Vista without turning off the machine. Some folks say it works, others say differently. Normal Fan speed for the MacBook is 1800 RPM but when you reboot into WinXP or Vista, supposedly it drops to 1000 RPM and doesn't speed up unless the CPU starts to get hot.

Anyway, it would be nice to have a free app to control CPU temperature while in Windows. I found a nice one that not only controls temps, but it also monitors CPU/OS usage, can control CPU voltage (thereby controlling temperature) and lots more.

The application is called "RightMark CPU Clock Utility" and can be downloaded from here:

http://cpu.rightmark.org/

Loads up on startup and minimizes to the system tray. Very nice. I just tried it out by running a game I have that heats up my CPU very quickly. It stayed cool and ran the game normally.

Highly recommend it for the serious gamer!
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