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Windows 7: Fan control on Macbook Pro 15 inch under windows 7

19 Jul 2009   #1
amcquaid

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 
Fan control on Macbook Pro 15 inch under windows 7

Hello,

I have the latest macbook pro 15 inch. I have installed windows 7 build 7100 on it via bootcamp. Most things are working but the box is running very hot. At idle I see 75C on the GPU and 60C on the processor. The fans will not come on until 80C. I don't want to run my computer at 80C. I talked to Apple and they told me that there was no way to change the EFI settings. They also told me that Windows 7 had no way to manage the fan settings via Apple's EFI. Is this true?

I downloaded speedfan and it was not able to control the fans. Has anybody else had this problem? Is there a solution? Is this an Apple problem or a Microsoft Issue?


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19 Jul 2009   #2
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

are you using the latest firmware with your macbook?
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19 Jul 2009   #3
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

here is the latest EFI update i believe, check to maker sure it is for your model and you follw the procedure correctly. I know little about this process.

About the MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.7 and iMac EFI Firmware 1.4 Updates
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19 Jul 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
fan ctrl

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amcquaid View Post
Hello,

I have the latest macbook pro 15 inch. I have installed windows 7 build 7100 on it via bootcamp. Most things are working but the box is running very hot. At idle I see 75C on the GPU and 60C on the processor. The fans will not come on until 80C. I don't want to run my computer at 80C. I talked to Apple and they told me that there was no way to change the EFI settings. They also told me that Windows 7 had no way to manage the fan settings via Apple's EFI. Is this true?

I downloaded speedfan and it was not able to control the fans. Has anybody else had this problem? Is there a solution? Is this an Apple problem or a Microsoft Issue?
Hey first 80c under load might not be more than temp max for the cpu. that apple could verify. under load I get 70C> expecially if im mutlitasking. As far as I know its neither apples "fault" nor microsoft, just the limitation of hardware under bootcamp. let us know if you get info we dont get much info abt win 7 on a mac

Ken
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19 Jul 2009   #5
amcquaid

Windows 7 build 7100
 
 

Hello,

I have the latest installed. I am running 1.7. The issue is present in the current 1.7 EFI build.
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19 Jul 2009   #6
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

just out of curiosity, what are the thresholds for the mac end? When does the fan kick on? What is normal idle temps?
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30 Jul 2009   #7
mikeparsons

osx
 
 
fan control sw

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04 Oct 2010   #8
magnusalpha

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Lubbo's

Unfortunately, while Lubbo's loads just fine, it doesn't pick up either of the fan's speeds, the CPU temp, or the GPU temps.
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16 Jun 2011   #9
electrongunner

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Lubbo's works great for me on a 17" Macbook Pro with an i5 core. My thighs were being slow-roasted before, but now they are much cooler. You should try a new version if you tried it before and it didn't work. It's been updated as recently as 6/13/2011. You can get it here.
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