Keep Your MacBook Nice & Cool

Posted on January 31, 2011

How many times do you find yourself watching TV from bed with your laptop on your lap? For me, it's almost every night - and my laptop gets freakin hot. I have MacBook Pro from about 2 years ago (2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) and the thing reaches temperatures of nearly 65°C.

I recently came across smcFanControl 2.1 from Hendrik Holtmann, and it's pretty sweet! It allows you to control the rpm of both fans and you can bring down the temperature quite significantly. After you download and install smcFanControl, take a look under the "Favourites" dropdown and they have a nice little preset for keeping the templare at less than 50°C! 


If you've got a case of the hot lap, smcFanControl is definately worth a whirl! Download the latest version here (2.1)


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