Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2012 7:53 PM (in response to spiralof5)
I suppose using smcFancontrol with the fans rev up is one "solution".
I don't even know if what you are looking at could be even physically stuck in a mac. That stuff is mainly for pc's. There isn't room to stuff another fan on the heat sink.
Add a temperature info utility like iStat Pro, iStat Menus, Temperature Monitor, Hardware Monitor, etc.
I think the best idea is to find another place and move and tell that landlord to shove it!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2012 7:54 PM (in response to spiralof5)
I have no idea how easy, hard or possible substituting those heat sinks would be, but before doing that, I'd suggest getting "Temperature Gauge" from the Appstore and a Widget like iStat Pro to check both temperatures and fan speeds. Use them to see how effective adjusting your fan speeds will be without A/C; it may prove adequate, and since Apple tends to favor quiet over cooling, your Mac Pro is probably more comfortable running relatively high internal temperatures than you are looking at them in the Apps mentions above.Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 5,1 6-core 24 GB 5870 27" LED ACD
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2012 7:31 AM (in response to spiralof5)
Another thing to consider is that faster fans move more air which brings in more dust. Room air conditioners often use a thin foam filter at the air intake to filter the air. You can do the same thing with your Mac Pro. Cut a rectangle of filter material that runs from just below the DVD drive(s) to wrap around the curved grill work at the bottom. Cut four small squares of Velcro and attach the "hook" side to the Mac where the corners of the filter will go and maybe two more where the power button is (the hooks will hook directly into the filter mesh). Cut an opening for the power button and ports and attach the filter. You'll find that over time, the filter will collect dust which would otherwise end up inside the Mac. Periodically remove the filter, run it under water from the back side to wash off the dust, squeeze out the water and let it dry. Then reattach.Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 5,1 6-core 24 GB 5870 27" LED ACD
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2012 7:41 AM (in response to FatMac\>MacPro)
How is gathering all my things, hiring expensive movers, taking 2 (unpaid) days off work, unpacking everything, finding another place that makes me spend $200 more on rent for a smaller place that is way outside of downtown (I skate to work in 10 minutes) going to be much better than trying to install a couple of heatsinks or finding another solution?
I just don't understand people's logic.
Aside from that, thanks to the second guy for your suggestion. I've downloaded temp gauge. SMCfancontrol already shows you the rpm speeds of the fans so no need for istat.
Does anyone know what normal temperatures are for cpu diodes on a Mac Pro xeon 53xx's? I've attached my cpu temps. Perhaps someone would be kind enough to give me what the bars on the right are supposed to indicate? green, yellow, red? too fast (red), can go higher (green), stable speed (Yellow)?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2012 8:06 AM (in response to spiralof5)
A recent replacement for the old SmcFanControl (2.3+) from MacRumors:
Looks to do smarter job.
2300 rpm is safe, a lot of laptops deal with that and more and they are not built as well.
One guy - check MacsSystems page
did custom water cool for his unit with a pair of 5365s.
Intel knows best what the max thermal junction max will be but under 80*C for raw stability while 65*C is safer (normal idle and light loads 30-45*C) Your screen shot of temps are totally safe and fine.
This seems to be one major cpu upgrade thread
I know there is a long thread here on AD about 53xx upgrades.
Just because one monitor utility shows fan speed, I would use Hardware Monitor (or freeware Temperature Monitor but that doesn't let you set alerts etc for when a component does X or Y) and I would keep such background programs to a minimum as well.
Run PRIME95 has an OS X version and a good test of your system.
Fine mesh dust screens. A small 500W power vax designed for computers and electronics.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to The hatter)
I think this is more than enough information that I will need. Thank you so much! I really appreciate the time!
For everyone reading this, this is how you reply to a post. Stop making posts that are judemental or telling OP they've made a bad choice. Instead, try and help them as much as possible unless there is absolutely no help to give.
Thanks good sir/ms. The Hatter!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 11, 2012 7:48 AM (in response to spiralof5)
What six years can mean to a cpu heatsink:
PSU for some serious build up also