If your Mac laptop is burning your legs… get fan control

CR Rollyson
2 min readApr 3, 2024

If your Mac laptop is hot on your legs, you need fan control. There are two specific instances I’ve found this happening. One on two older (beloved) 27" iMacs from 2009 & 2011 just by being on they were hotter than a toaster top. Two a corporate issued MacBook Pro (which has been so tinkered with by managed IT services that it operates more like a PC aka the famous #MacBookWhoa)

There is a solution – a free one even — Macs Fan Control
*I have zero affiliation with this recommendation, it just works.

To this day, I have two macs utilizing Macs Fan Control — the 2011 iMac 27" a 2011 iMac 27" that I dearly love and use for recording hit after hit (totally affiliated and will receive 0.00000069 per stream so let it rip!). And a company issued 2018 MacBook Pro (now turned “Macbook Whoa” from said services).

A screenshot of my 2018 MacBook running Macs Fan Control.

Let it be noted, I have no affiliation with whoever these wonderful Mac fan control people are.

That’s a wrap.

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CR Rollyson is a Digital User Experience & Web Manager for a S&P 500 Fintech company and is the COO of Side Role, a marketing team in Charlotte North Carolina partnering with In-house Teams & Agencies, Non-profits, and Start-Ups. Learn more about Side Role here.



CR Rollyson

UX & Web mgr for a S&P 500 Fintech & COO of Side Role, a marketing team partnering w In-house Teams & Agencies, Non-profits, & Start-Ups. https://siderole.com