2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2006 2:57 PM by Botts85
Botts85 Level 1 (20 points)
Since 8 October, has there been any SMC updates? Because my MBP's fan is now constantly running louder than my harddrive, speedstep is off and the MBP is constantly at 2.0GHz even if its only at 2.5% of usage, and idle temp dropped from around 50-60 degrees to 30-40 degrees...

Any ideas why this might be the case? I also noticed my battery life decreased accordingly...

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • iVmichael Level 6 (13,725 points)
    The 10.4.8 update changed the fan activation levels and keeps the CPU toward maximum% all the time. It stays cooler, but as you say gives less battery life ...
  • Botts85 Level 1 (20 points)
    Thats what I was looking to hear, I figured it could be something like that... Is it possible to change those settings? Or would that require playing around in Terminal, and testing things out on my new MacBook Pro.