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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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Hi,
I wanted to know if there is a way to tell my Macbook to sound an alarm when the Temp goes high.

I am new to Mac

I have a PC and I change at what Temp the alarm should sound from BIOS, but I do not know if Mac HAS a BIOS .

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First off why do you want to know if it gets high or not? The fans will kick into a higher RPM if it gets too hot!

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Hi Simon

It`s caz I live in a hot place and I play a lot that is why I can not hear the fans when it spins fast
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Try SMCfanControl (link below), it does not give an alarm but gives you a temp read-out on the top menu next to your clock etc.
I wouldn't use it to change the RPM of the fan as the OS will do this for you, use it primarily as a temp read-out.

Download smcFanControl for Mac - Control Intel Mac fans to make them run cooler. MacUpdate.com

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It also tells you the rpm of the fans, (usually around 2000rpm in normal conditions - but can get to 6000rpm when quite warm)

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If it gets too hot, the computer will shut itself down.

I have been one of those hardcore overclockering enthusiasts for 15 years.
In regards to this, I would suggest you leave your Windows mindset with Windows when you turn your Mac on.

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Thank you I will check it now. But does that mean that I can not make an alarm without a 3rd Party app
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If it gets too hot, the computer will shut itself down.

I have been one of those hardcore overclockering enthusiasts for 15 years.
In regards to this, I would suggest you leave your Windows mindset with Windows when you turn your Mac on.
Ahhh yes, I forgot about this beautiful feature as it has never actually happened to me because it has never really got that hot, it has gotten to around 90C before but then I hear the fans kick in and it is soon reduced to around 40-50C.

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And no, there is no BIOS for the tinkerer in us to play with. Macs use EFI. There is no hard access to the system board (motherboard) settings.

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I see, that helped a lot thank you Simon and Bob

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Anytime.

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