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    Member Since
    Oct 02, 2007
    I use smcFanControl. It is limited to minimum speeds, which is fine, and when I'm just browsing or typing up a document there is no problem. However, smc reports temps. And if I set smc (it doesn't matter what utility you use) to put the fans at 1k rpm to limit noise and happen to forget that this is the minimum, go on to other tasks like fcp and quicktime (in particular) the temp shoots up to 175 and the Macbook doesn't crank the fans accordingly. Don't say it's about third party apps, it ain't. Anyone else have problems with mbs and high temps. I'm not talking about "it's too hot my lap"... I use this for pro apps and really depend on it. $3500 is commitment to me.

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    husky's Avatar
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    Aug 15, 2007
    MBP, 2.2 GHz, 2gb RAM, 120gb HD
    dont forget that you limit it to 1k rpm..
    "even in our darkest hour you must remember, never despair." - Harry Vardon

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    Stretch's Avatar
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    Jan 13, 2007
    Central New York
    15in i7 MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 500GB HD
    If you mess with the fan controls, its gonna screw up the fans.
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    kgeier82's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 01, 2006
    MBP 2.4/2GB/200HD/256 8600gt
    this is odd.

    if i set a personal SMC profile with a low fan speed, and the CPU gets hot, the laptop will ramp the fan speed up as needed, not paying any attention to what i had it at.
    2.4ghz Unibody | Hitachi 320GB 7200 | 256MB 9600gt

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    Thundermoon1994's Avatar
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    Dec 26, 2006
    Kent, OH
    15" MacBook Pro w/ 2.4 GHz C2D, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB
    Same here.
    -- Unibody 15.4" MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz Core2Duo Penryn, 250 GB HD, 4 GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 9400M & GeForce 9600M GT w/ 256 MB) --
    -- 8 GB iPhone 3G -- 30 GB iPod Video --

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    NPuter's Avatar
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    Jul 15, 2007
    Miami, Fl
    15" 2.2GHz Santa Rosa Macbook Pro - 4GB Ram - 120GB HD OS X Leopard - Windows XP
    smc only allows you to set the minimum fan speed
    therefore, if the system gets hot and the computer wants to speed up the fans, smc is not going to prevent it from doing that.

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