Thursday, January 10, 2008

App Review #1

Application: SMC Fan Control

If you have an Intel powered Mac, then I highly suggest this (sorry everyone else OS X 10.4 and higher only!).

This is especially handy if you have a MacBook or MacBook Pro.  They have been known to get pretty gosh darn warm on your lap.  So instead of burning your legs, download this.

It tells you the temp of the processor/s and the fan rpm at a glance and it's very easy to setup different profiles such as: Max RPM, Fast Quiet... or whatever!  That's what I've named some of mine.

Some may find the fan noise slightly annoying, but you get used to it and I'll just put it on Fast Quiet (5210 rpm) when I'm doing an audio or video chat so the fan won't disrupt the audio.

But the fans won't usually go into the max rpm on their own unless they really, really, really need to but if you are doing editing or ripping a dvd or just want to keep things cooler, crank that fan soulja boy!

This is certainly a must in my mind.  Do you have it?  What do you think of it?  

Here's the link again.

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