Fan Control 1.2

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Others: Mac OS X 10.4 or later MacBook or MacBook Pro
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Fan Control 1.2 15/03/10 Free (GPL) English
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Cool down your MacBook (Pro)

Cyril Roger

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  • Keeps auto fan speed control intact
  • Set speed and thresholds
  • Can be difficult to calibrate

"Beware of this app! It can damage your SMC!"

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  • usability9
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  • Installation0
  • Functionality9
  • Appearance4

Seemed like a nice concept and it really kept my temperatures down on my rMBP up until I booted into Windows. Windows 8 started acting strange; menus would lag, Metro would freeze, fans wouldn't come on under gaming, and I wouldn't be able to connect to WiFi.

I couldn't figure out what the problem was, so I just tried uninstalling this app, and Windows started behaving normally again! However, even after multiple SMC resets, now smcFanControl (which I used prior to this app) doesn't change the fan speed, which makes me inclined to think that my SMC is permanently altered.

So, it's a nice concept (I really liked that you can adjust the temps vs. fan speed graph) but in practice it really doesn't work. And now, the older app I used doesn't work and the fans don't speed up as fast, so my SMC is damaged. Beware of this app...

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