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MacPro 2.93 Mhz Fan Control Apps ....

by vja4Him_57 / December 14, 2012 11:01 AM PST

I just downloaded two apps for controlling fan speed on my MacPro 2.93 Mhz. Not sure if I even need the apps, but I thought I'd give them a try ....

I installed Fan Control which only allows me to control the Left Fan (PCI) and Right Fan (PS). I have no idea what PCI and PS means ...

smcFanControl allows me to control all five fans, with a Menu Pull Down Read-out showing speeds of all five fans.

I think this could really come in handy during the hot weather. My bedroom gets up to 100 Degrees F. (37.7 Degrees C.). I've seen computer temperatures over 170 Degrees F. (76.6 Degrees C.) in the summer.

Are there any other Fan Control Apps that would work on my MacPro 2.93 Mhz?

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My Suggestion?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 14, 2012 10:20 PM PST

get rid of both of them and leave the cooling system alone.

If you are having a problem with overheating in your hot bedroom, the fans should already be moving into high gear.

If they are not, make sure there is nothing blocking their airflow and that you have all the covers and shields correctly installed.

As a last resort, smcFanControl would be preferred.


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Please don't.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 7:49 AM PST

These have been a source of problems and not a cure.

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