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Finding a good fan controller for PowerPC Macs has proven to be a difficult task. After extensive searching the best option appears to be G4FanControl which is listed below.

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A MacRumors user (ForI) noticed that some temperature values were present within the Apple Fan extension. Follow these steps to modify these values:
  1. The AppleFan.kext is located in System/Library/Extensions/AppleFan.kext
  2. Right click on this file and select ‘Get Info’
  3. Under ‘Sharing and Permissions’ change the privilege for ‘everyone’ to ‘Read & Write’.
  4. Right click on the file and select ‘Show Package Contents’, then open the ‘Contents’ folder.
  5. Open the Info.plist file and replace the relevant values with the ones below:
  6. Save and close the file.
  7. Open the 'Terminal' app and run the following command:
    sudo chown -R root:wheel /System/Library/Extensions/AppleFan.kext This prevents a dialogue appearing at the next boot stating that the extension was installed improperly by resetting the file's ownership permissions back to defaults.
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27 January 2022

Sadly this only works on 10.4 (Tiger). 10.5.8 (Leopard or Sorbet) seems to ignore these changes.


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