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Mac Meltdown Fix

Your Mac’s fan just went berserk and oops, oh no—it shut itself down. These signs tell you bluntly: something is wrong with your computer. But wouldn’t it be great if you could have figured that out before the big crash?

Macs made from 2002 on (and even some before that) should already have a temperature sensor, but users will need a way to view the readings. Various widgets are available, some with a one-time fee for purchase from Apple, but Temperature Monitor is one of the free downloads you can use to prevent your Mac from overheating. This program allows you to see each part of the computer creating heat and track its temperature in graphs with short-term and long-term views.

Understanding your heating problem is the first step toward fixing it. We all know you’ve been treating your Mac like a new baby…and if your infant was sick, wouldn’t you check his or her temperature? [MacObserver]

Posted: 3/24/08