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I8k.kext I/O Kit Driver for Dell Fan

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yeah i came across the issue before. you would have to try it before loading osx like at the chameleon prompt. hit the space bar when chameleon has the timer showing then do it. if i remember it's been a while.

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Okay here is the latest release of I8k.kext it has now support to disable BIOS Thermal Controls for you so there is no fighting BIOS vs. Kext anymore if you like to. Furthermore you can define how long High-Speed mode should last if the selected temp was hit.

 

e.g. 

Turn Fan Off     45°

Turn Fan Low   50°

Turn Fan High   65° (for 10seconds then check temperature again)

 

This is how it works now. I have made an I8k.Framework ready to comminicate with the kext. If

someone has interest in it for using it in an app, message me.

 

Have a look at the Info.plist in the Kext as always to fine tune for your needs.

 

Compiled for 32/64Bit kernels.

 

I8k.zip

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Newest version doesn't work with GUI. Works great with pre-defined values in plist.

 

Would be excellent if original GUI could be reworked to work, or if we could find a way to make it work with Some other fan control app.

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Okay here is the latest release of I8k.kext it has now support to disable BIOS Thermal Controls for you so there is no fighting BIOS vs. Kext anymore if you like to. Furthermore you can define how long High-Speed mode should last if the selected temp was hit.

 

e.g. 

Turn Fan Off     45°

Turn Fan Low   50°

Turn Fan High   65° (for 10seconds then check temperature again)

 

This is how it works now. I have made an I8k.Framework ready to comminicate with the next. If

someone has interest in it for using it in an app, message me.

 

Have a look at the Info.plist in the Kext as always to fine tune for your needs.

 

Compiled for 32/64Bit kernels.

 

attachicon.gifI8k.zip

Seems to be working fine on my old D520. 

 

Using the D520 as a refresher to get my new Dell Inspiron 3520 running anything lol.

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