Can I buy software that will help keep my computer cool?

Shahbaz Minallah March 5, 2012

Is there computer cooling software available for purchase for a MacBook Pro running OS X Lion 10.7.3??

  1. Btchurch3
    March 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Yes, but it's already built into most operating systems. Setup a power management profile and set the maximum CPU usage to 1%. Then when you want to do serious work switch it another power management profile which turns the CPU up to 100%

  2. sminallah
    March 5, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    thank u. what do u think about coolbook? granted it does not work with OS X 10.7 Lion. but the developer may provide an update in the near future. will it make any difference?

    • Samrudh Shetty
      March 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

      Have you used this 

      • Anonymous
        March 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm

        Not on mac but tried similar ones for windows. Cooling by tweaking FAN speed will depend on what is wrong with the computer, do not expect miricals

      • Mike
        March 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm

        Both Lobotomo Fan Control and smcFanControl are good and valid applications.

        But basically you trade of noise for heat. It is only natural for a MacBook Pro during medium to heavy use to heat up to the point where you don't want to rest your wrists on it.

        Personally I suggest a hardware solution as in a notebook cooler and/or maybe an external keyboard when using it at an office space.

  3. Jack Emerson
    March 5, 2012 at 7:12 am

    Cooling systems are hardware (physical).  Software is executable code (programs, non-physical)

    Software won't have as large of an effect heating issues as hardware.  That being said computers can often be kept cooler by minimizing the functions performed by the processor.  Having less programs open at a time will keep your computer cooler.  Also close unnecessary background functions on your computer, as these also tax the processor.

  4. M.S. Smith
    March 5, 2012 at 6:44 am

    No, you can't. Cooling is determined by the hardware. I suggest a laptop cooler that you can set the laptop on top of if you feel like your MacBook is running hot.

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