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    Default Hate how hot your macbook gets?
    Macbook pro cases are made of aluminum so when they heat up after a loaded use, they tend to get very hot. The link below is a free program that allows you to control the fan speed, so it will not get as hot. I keep mine at a low speed of 3315. Hope this helps


    http://www.macupdate.com/download.ph...trol_2_1_2.zip
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    thanks man i have a mac book and it also gets hot. will this program work for it too?

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    sure will!
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    You might want to be careful. Apple set the fan speed for a reason. Dabbling withthat setting may / may not bring undue damage.

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    Raising the fan speed will not hurt the computer, it will only lower your battery life
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    Is there any benefit to the aluminum chassis? Or is it just for looks? I find it hard believing Apple would stay with this design given the issues with overheating unless they had some important purpose..

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    Well its a lot stronger than plastic if something falls on it and it looks cool, thats really the only thing that I can think of!! It doesnt necessarily "overheat" to the point where it is detrimental to to the hardware, its just a little uncomfortable sometimes!
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    aluminum will dissapate heat a million times faster than plastic AND once its hot it will not fail like plastic.

    the aluminum is hot because it is absorbing and dispersing the heat. if it didnt your mbp would cook.

    raise the fan to 3400 default and keep cool.

    by default the mbp fan is set to 1200.

    thats tooooooo slow.
    Last edited by tattoojack; 2009-02-19 at 08:09 AM.

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    you know i was just going to post somrthing like this.I thought maybe something was wrong with my macbook pro because it gets so hot. how much do you think it will affect your battery life?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keatonec View Post
    you know i was just going to post somrthing like this.I thought maybe something was wrong with my macbook pro because it gets so hot. how much do you think it will affect your battery life?

    the best part about smcfancontrol is you can set different speeds for different power schemes

    ac adapter=3400-3600 depending on temp
    charge=3500-3800 "
    battery=2600-3000 "

    adjust on the fly as needed since it is in your taskbar

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    oh. well maybe i should download it then.

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    i would rather have a hot macbook than a loud macbook

    which is why i use a laptop cooling pad

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    Quote Originally Posted by him121213 View Post
    i would rather have a hot macbook than a loud macbook

    which is why i use a laptop cooling pad

    i cant hear a real noticible difference until about 4000+ rpms

    plus i have a cooler pad as well for hot days, and out of all the ones i have purchased i only get about a 1-2 degree drop with the pad on.

    also, the pad is louder than my macbook is when running at 3500 rpms.
    Last edited by tattoojack; 2009-02-22 at 04:47 PM.

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    my pad is silent almost

    and mine sounds like its about to take off at 4000 rpms

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    Quote Originally Posted by him121213 View Post
    my pad is silent almost

    and mine sounds like its about to take off at 4000 rpms


    the only reason it would be that loud at 4000 is one of your fans is failing

    bearings wear out aand get loud

    or you dropped it and your fan blades are scraping
    creating more heat

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    mine gets very hot
    and i will try what tattoojack said

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