How to control fan speed on a MacBook Pro?
I've had my MBP (first gen) for almost 2 years now. I've replaced the thermal grease and now the heat gets conducted much better so the temperature sensors get true temperature readings.
The core temperature of the processor has dropped from around 60 C to around 50 C. When I'm doing really extensive work the processor's temperature doesn't go higher than 63 C.
Now I'd like to know if there is some way to set the threshold temperature at which the fans kick in. I can see no reason in my fans spinning like crazy when the temperature of the processor is only 53 - 55.
So far I have not been able to figure out how to set the threshold to a higher level. I believe it was set so low because the first MBP had much too much thermal grease applied and the heat wasn't conducted right. But now in my case it is, so I have to change the threshold because the computer is too loud now. A single youtube clip makes the fans spin at 4000 rpm.
I've read on the internet how to make your MBP cooler by editing Appleblower.kext and Applefans.kext. I tried doing the opposite but nothing really happened. I did even reset the SMC after every change just to be sure.