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    Question How Can I get CPU temperature or fan speed in Macbook?
    hi!
    i have mac book pro core i 5 and i want to ask that,
    Is there a command I can run from the command line in OS to get the current CPU temperature or the fan speed? and
    Is there a free temperature monitor program for mac book?
    recently my system is showing a lot of heat so i am worried about it?

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    There are a number of apps that can get that info, I don't know of any command line utility to get that information built into the OS. I use the excellent iStat Menus to monitor various sensors, CPU load, memory load and so on.
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    Macs Fan Control, https://www.crystalidea.com/macs-fan-control/download, puts the information in your menu bar.
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    I agree with both of the choices you were given. The Macs Fan Control app is free while the iStat Menus program is not. The iStat Menus program will give you much more information than the other program but again it's not free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    There are a number of apps that can get that info, I don't know of any command line utility to get that information built into the OS. I use the excellent iStat Menus to monitor various sensors, CPU load, memory load and so on.
    But it this a free software or paid? sometimes paid software are offered in free version but they exclude some option from it.

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    I gave you a link, and if you'd visit it you'd see that you can download a trial (14 days if I remember correctly) to play with the software and then purchase it from within the app if you are happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    I agree with both of the choices you were given. The Macs Fan Control app is free while the iStat Menus program is not. The iStat Menus program will give you much more information than the other program but again it's not free.
    that a sad news...... nut you know i don't want to spend money on it....... i see that you are expert so could you suggest me any other software....... for the time being i will try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    Macs Fan Control, https://www.crystalidea.com/macs-fan-control/download, puts the information in your menu bar.
    Does it also provides CPU temperature as well or only deals with fan control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parker parker View Post
    Does it also provides CPU temperature as well or only deals with fan control.
    Yes, it provides for both CPU temp and also Fan rpm. I currently use it and right now it's showing my fan is spinning at 1197 RPM with a CPU temp of 39C.

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    Macs Fan Control will do everything you have asked for and displays on the tool bar like this:

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    +1 for Macs Fan Control.app

    PS: iStat Menus is generally overkill for most users and I ended up removing my licensed copy.

    Nice and simple and I like to run my 2011 iMac a bit cooler than apple's standards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    +1 for Macs Fan Control.app

    PS: iStat Menus is generally overkill for most users and I ended up removing my licensed copy.

    Nice and simple and I like to run my 2011 iMac a bit cooler than apple's standards.
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    Thanks for helping me. i really appreciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Yes, it provides for both CPU temp and also Fan rpm. I currently use it and right now it's showing my fan is spinning at 1197 RPM with a CPU temp of 39C.
    Thank for help. i am going to give it a try....

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