Fan Control For Mac Pro

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Some Apple products contain sensors that respond when they detect temperature changes inside your system or device, turning on fans to bring cooling airflow to critical components.

About fan noise

If your device's processor is working on intensive tasks—such as compressing HD video, playing a graphics-heavy game, or indexing the hard drive with Spotlight after you migrate data—the fans run faster to provide additional airflow. You might hear fan noise when this happens, especially if you're in a quiet environment. This rushing-air sound is a normal part of the cooling process.

If I shut down Macs Fan Control the fans speed up insanely and become super loud, because the machine's own fan behavior is poorly tuned (see this post which claims it's because the Mac Pro reads a high wattage from the modern graphics card and thinks lots of cooling is needed, because the SMC onboard fan controller on the Mac Pro stupidly uses.

The premier feature of TG Pro is the ability to have full fan control. It's a user's special weapon against overheating Macs and stubborn fans that seem to have a mind of their own. Fan control can be used for a variety of scenarios, including being a way to quickly cool down a hot Mac. Apple says the control system in a Mac is very quick to react to temperature changes. The fans are supposed to speed up to provide additional airflow when you are playing 3D games watching Bluray or HD videos. But it is still a big pain when a Mac, specially a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, is overheating and the system does not ramp up the fan speeds until things get quite hot. DrFan is a new and most unique fan control software for Apple iMac computers running Windows OS via Boot Camp. It has the best-ever auto mode which considers both CPU and GPU thermal sensors, as well as the super-convenient (literally one-click) manual RPM control. DrFan is donationware.

Ambient temperature, the temperature outside the device, also plays a role in the fans' responsiveness. If the ambient temperature is high, the fans turn on sooner and run faster. Learn more about the operating temperature of Apple notebook computers.

Make sure the vents on your Apple product aren't blocked


Some Apple products have vents that let fans bring in cool air and expel hot air. Make sure that the vents aren't blocked to allow your device to perform at its best.

Use your device on a hard, flat surface like a table or desk for optimal temperature control. If you use your device on a soft surface like a couch, pillow, bed, or your lap, its fans might run more.

Mac Fan Control Software

Check for unexpected heavy fan use

If the fans in your device run fast even when it isn't experiencing heavy usage and is properly ventilated, follow the steps for your device:

Fan Control For Mac Pro
  • On an Intel-based Mac: Reset the System Management Controller (SMC)
  • On a Mac computer with Apple silicon: Close and open the lid on your notebook, or restart your computer.
  • On an Apple TV 4K, Airport Extreme, or Airport Time Capsule: Unplug the device, then plug it back in.
  • On a Mac Pro: Check the enclosure to make sure that your Mac Pro is locked and fully seated, or that the top cover or access door is closed and locked on rack-mounted models.

Lately I´ve been working on my bootcamp partition with programs that demand a lot of CPU. This makes my computer overheat, but although my CPU temp might rise up to 96C, the fans wont work. This is frustrating because i cant work at long periods of time because Im afraid that the computer might overheat. Is there a fix, or is this a common problem for Macbook Pros running Windows in bootcamp?

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I have a Macbook Pro 15´ mid-2014 running windows 10 in bootcamp.


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Posted on Feb 18, 2016 4:23 AM