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Imac G5 fan running very high

I have an imac G5 24" 2.66 Ghz intel 640 GB hard drive with WD 1TB external 2 core duo. I had damage the unit in a move took it to best buy geek squad service and they replaced the lcd with one I ...
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How can I log Activity Monitor data and fan RPM on a Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro with OS X Snow Leopard. Occasionally some applications start to hog CPU usage at 100% or even more and overheat the system. Having a look at the Activity Monitor at the right time ...
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How can you reduce minimum fan RPM on a Mac? Is it safe?

How can you reduce the minimum fan speed? I couldn't find any command line utilities for doing it with a quick search. There must be some though? Neither smcFanControl or Fan Control are able to set ...
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MacBook Pro fan running constantly

I have noticed that my MacBook Pro's fan is constantly on - it sounds like it is trying to cool down and it does this all day long. It did not used to do before I started using an external monitor. ...
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Macbook ('08 model) fan is spinning wildy all the time

My Macbook (model MacBook2,1) spins the fan all the time, running ~6200 RPM constantly. The CPU temperature is only 64 to 66 degrees celcius, which should be normal temperature. The fan should be ...
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What is a good fan speed setting for an iMac8,1 with SL?

My computer is running warm, al sensor are around 30-50C at the end of the day. I installed smcFanControl, and set all three fans to max. At first a dust cloud came out of the top, and now it makes a ...
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Macbook Pro Fan is Loud?

My Macbook's fan is very loud. When running SMB Fan Control, it says that my fan is faster than usual. The sound is a grinding noise. It happens constantly (about every 20 minutes) and the only way to ...
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Brand new Mac Pro tower fan suddenly runs full-tilt

My Quad-Core Mac Pro tower is two days old. Initially, I was impressed with how quiet it was compared to my older Macbook Pro. Then on day two, for some reason it started running very loudly. It's ...
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MacBook Pro Fan Always Kicks on After a Few Minutes of Inactivity

Over the past couple of weeks, I've noticed that my macbook's fan ALWAYS kicks on after a few minutes of inactivity. It doesn't seem to matter how many programs I have open or what I was doing ...
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Resetting default fan settings (smcFanControl)

I'm currently the process of fixing a friends Mac, they have smcFanControl installed, how do I go about resetting the mac back to it's default settings and get rid of what ever control smcFanControl ...