Fan Control

User
  • 5.1
  • Not bad
  • 50
Softonic
  • 8
  • Very good
  • Very good
Your rating:
Your rating
  1. 0
License:
Free (GPL)
Language:
English
OS:
  • Mac
Latest version:
1.2
Last month's downloads:
160
Size:
2.5 MB
Developer:
Close

Fan Control is fully compatible with:

  • Mac OS X

You'll also need:

Minimum requirements
Processor: PPC/Intel MHz
Others: Mac OS X 10.4 or later MacBook or MacBook Pro
Fan Control is also compatible with
Close

Report this software

Thank you! Your feedback will help us make software better for all of us.

Oops, something's gone wrong. Try again.

Need to get in touch with us? Click here.

Close

Available languages

  • English
Close

Limitations

Close

Versions of Fan Control

All versions of Fan Control
Version License Language O.S.
Fan Control 1.2 15/03/10 Free (GPL) English
  • Mac OS X

Cool down your MacBook (Pro)

Cyril Roger

Recent changes

  • No release notes available
Pros
  • Keeps auto fan speed control intact
  • Set speed and thresholds
Cons
  • Can be difficult to calibrate

"Beware of this app! It can damage your SMC!"

  • 0.0
  • 0.0
  • usability9
  • Stability0
  • Installation0
  • Functionality9
  • Appearance4

Seemed like a nice concept and it really kept my temperatures down on my rMBP up until I booted into Windows. Windows 8 started acting strange; menus would lag, Metro would freeze, fans wouldn't come on under gaming, and I wouldn't be able to connect to WiFi.

I couldn't figure out what the problem was, so I just tried uninstalling this app, and Windows started behaving normally again! However, even after multiple SMC resets, now smcFanControl (which I used prior to this app) doesn't change the fan speed, which makes me inclined to think that my SMC is permanently altered.

So, it's a nice concept (I really liked that you can adjust the temps vs. fan speed graph) but in practice it really doesn't work. And now, the older app I used doesn't work and the fans don't speed up as fast, so my SMC is damaged. Beware of this app...

Was this review useful?

Views:
895
Date:
02 Feb 2013
Your avatar

What do you think about Fan Control?

Your avatar
All opinions
Free Download Fan Control

Top Downloads: Automation

  • United States
  • Global
Sponsored
  1. Cool down your MacBook (Pro)

Articles Fan Control

Discover alternatives to and add-ons for Fan Control

Alternatives to Fan Control

Fan Control Fan Control

Softonic
  • 8
  • 8
User
  • 5.1
  • 5.1
Download

Addons for Fan Control

  • Fan Control doesn’t have any addons yet. Would you recommend any to us? Tell us