eep, I was trying to warn you not to comment out the thermadt746x. However, in my haste I got "with" and "without" mixed up. Do not put a # in front of the thermadt746x module.
@ojordan: OK, thanks for the clarifications, it looks like maybe one of your posts where you said the same thing got by me . . . so, I'm not going to mess with the thermxx module . . . and I'll look into the other options you mentioned . . . . It's understood that if the processor is being asked to perform at a high level, like sometimes running a Chess app in OSX where the computer is playing itself the fan may spin, but what I believe that Rbuchmann and I are talking about is in "simple" stuff like posting to this forum the fan will max out, rather than spin at a moderate level . . . . It's loud, and it's "excessive" in comparison to what OSX does in similar usage . . . noting the difference gives concern, also it sounds like a PC (another cause for concern) . . . . Interestingly, I'm typing in the 11 resistant iMac using 10.4.11, the fan is spinning, but quietly . . . using Camino 2.1 I'm seeing that the Smilies are not shaking nor trembling with "e-motion" as they do in IW . . . . JD mentioned at some point in the past that the Smilies use a lot of "energy" and that might explain why the fan is blowing so hard in 11 . . . so either Camino or OSX have managed to control the overly ecstatic Smilies and keep the fan somewhat quiet--don't know, but the iMac is at least ten years old and still doing OK w/o fan at max power.
@theos911: yes, thank you, I know/knew that "nano" is not technically a "file" . . . but just used "file" in haste to describe the "window" of /etc/modules/ that was in the nano . . . text editor "file" . . . that could be edited/adjusted . . . not too critical in either case. Question from OP and myself is, how to run the computer safely, but w/o having the fan blowing like a madman when doing stuff like, typing a file in a forum--"ff" (forum file)--as opposed to doing something like watching a video which may use a large amount of processor, etc, etc.