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"OS X: Flash Player Plug-in Container melting your CPU?"
Lightweight and simple.
Convenient way to monitor your CPU temp in all versions of OS X (well Snow and Mountain)
Easiest way to manually bump up your fan speeds either as a default or simply when you're at the Church of CPU Hoggin'!
I'm sure this app is extending the life of my 2009 MBP 13.
I set my default fan speed to 2500RPM and added more presets
Default PLUS 3500 RPM
Higher 4100 RPM
Highest 5000 RPM
Grande Super 6000 RPM
At 5000 RPM i can hear the fan and only use this when I start breaking 150F
And Grande Super is usually reserved for time when I 'm getting effed in the A by AF (Adobe Flash Player! will melt any CpU from here to Baghdad!)
none for the past two versions of OS X
This is the app for cooling your laptop and even your friends/family who are partial to watching movies online and don't hesitate to use their down duvet covered bed as their desk, thereby obstructing partial/all of their internal fan's exhaust ports. Do them a favor and install SMC Fan Control in their startup folder & boost default RPM. It uses 0.3% CPU and 12mb of real memory all day long.