Intel Core Duo Heat Fix?

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  1. nucklearknight

    nucklearknight New Member

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    My MacBook, black 2ghz Intel Core Duo, get's hot fast and the fan is really loud and annoying when I'm in the library. Are there any fixes out there that can help with this?
     
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    coolbook or smcfancontrol?
     
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    Find out what processes are running in the background. Unless I'm watching a movie or playing a game, my fan doesn't turn on. Even with vmware in the background.
     
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    to do the above check the activity monitor utility, hit the CPU bar and look for anything using high amounts of CPU, if it is a core duo they can get hot pretty quickly.
     
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    Just be careful you are no just turning the fan off or down too much. There is a reason the fan is coming on :hs:
     
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    wont let you.
     
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    Yeah smcfancontrol only let's you set a minimum fan speed.
    It's just that if I'm in class or in the library and want to watch a YouTube video my computer is loud as hell. Or if I want to touch up a picture in Photoshop while I'm in class it gets ridiculous.

    Has anybody heard of anything more permanent like adding something to the computer or putting in a different fan?
     
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    did you look at coolbook?
     
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    I looked at it but I don't want to mess with my cpu by slowing it down at all. Just wondering if there are any permanent fixes or mods that I could take a look at that anybody has heard of. I poked around online but couldn't find anything.
     
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    then you didnt look at it properly.

    I have heard of people cleaning the heat sink and putting fresh paste on it, but thats quite a job and I think the difference would be minimal. first think I would try is cleaning dust out of the fans and HS.
     
  11. jackback52

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    reset the SMC. Also, look at the vent for the macbook with a flashlight. you should be able to see the copper heatsink quite clearly.
    if that doesn't work put all you important files in an external drive and do a fresh install of the OS.
     
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    I've opened it up and taken a look, thinking that the original problem was with dust clogging everything up. However it's quite clean in there from what I could tell.
    And I saw that coolbook can lower the voltage on your processor and control your fan speeds. What am I missing?

    I think that most of the macbook models that I have, the intel core duo, have a heat problem. It just gets so loud. I just was wondering if anybody knew of putting a different, more silent fan in. Or maybe do some other modification to help with the heat.
     
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    coolbook can lower the voltage of the cpu without lowering its speed, therefore you get less power usage and less heat with no slowdown at all.
     
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    Ahhhh. I shall give it a try.
     

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