Question for mae from answer above:
I just replaced the hard drive in my new 27" iMac (Mid-2010 model) with a 2TB WD HDD that I had previously replaced in my 2007 iMac, which had worked without any problems. I am now having the full fan speed problem that I found out is caused by apples HD firmware settting. The drive works fine (it is a WD Green Caviar Drive, nearly identical to the 1TB I pulled out of the machine when purchased.
I installed smcFanControl and am now attempting to get your max fan speed override to work.
In the Terminal, when you state to type:
<path to smcFanControl.app>/Contents/Resources/smc -k F1Mx -w <fan 2ee0
What is the <path to smcFanControl.app> suppose to actually be?
I ask because the smcFanControl app is located in my Applications folder, but there is no /Contents/Resources subfolders listed, just the application sits alone.
I attempted to get this string to work, but it does not find the path.
I did try typing it verbatim, but this fails as well...I assume you should not, but I gave it a shot just the same. Am I missing something obvious?
Do I need to use sudo to enter it?
Thank you for the help.
Kira and Mae, Thanks for the detailed answers. I had figured it out and got everything to work. In addition to creating the startup script, I made a few scripts with varying fan speed settings and saved them in my Applescript folder. Adding the applescript icon to my menu bar, which sits right next to the smcFanControl readings, allows for a one click adjustment. I just need to get the script to run on wake...