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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 .

    Regards, Khaled

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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

    Hope this helps

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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.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    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.

    Good call Bob

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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
    I would take a bomb, but I canít stand the noise.

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    Anytime.

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