Hack for HOT MacBook Pro

If you're in the same situation as I am - got a hot MacBook (Pro), which is not really a laptop (excpet on very cold days).


Well someone found a 'kind of' solution, there is a write up on MacRumors forum how to change a few things to get the fans to kick in earlier.


Some people say it works, some don't....


Update - 10 Oct.


There is a bit more going on; there is a discussion going on, on the Official Apple Forums, and here on Digg is another one.


I've written a small script which sets the fans to automatic mode, and minimum and safe speed to 2000 rpm.


#!/bin/bash


sudo ./smc -k "FS! " -w 0000


sudo ./smc -k "F0Mn" -w 1f40
sudo ./smc -k "F0Sf" -w 1f40


sudo ./smc -k "F1Mn" -w 1f40
sudo ./smc -k "F1Sf" -w 1f40


You still need to get smc from for example here


Update - 16 Oct.


There are now two GUI tools which can do the same as the smc tool. Fan Control which is a daemon controled by via prefrences, and smcFanControl which is a program running on the desktop. I'll let it up to you what you choose to use.

Comments

Ingo said…
Ah...someone seems to read the same digg stories as I do ;-)

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