2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 24, 2007 5:45 AM by BGreg
chris jarvis111 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
My powerbook gets super hot and I was wondering if there was a way to control the fan and make it turn on at a lower temperature and to a higher rpm. This kind of software seems to be available to intel based mac notebooks, but I haven't been able to find one for powerbooks.


power mac g4, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Silly rabbit Level 4 Level 4 (2,980 points)
    You might want to take a look at the link for laptop cooling devices. I use one and it keeps my Powerbook's CPU around 50'c (120'F), which is a drop of around 10'c to what it operated at before I got it. There is a fan controlling app you can download, but I wouldn't recommend it because it will definitely shorten the life of your internal fans. Have a look at some of the coolers available.

    Coolers - http://www.svc.com/nb-coolers.html
  • BGreg Level 6 Level 6 (17,500 points)
    What is super hot, ie what is the temperature? When it gets 'hot', have you looked at your activity monitor to see if any program is taking up 100% of your CPU? Do you have any print jobs that didn't complete?