Fan Control

Fan Control 1.2

Cool down your MacBook (Pro)

Can you hear your MacBook's fan whirring a bit too loud? This means that your Mac is overheating and that you are putting too much strain on it. This can be caused by applications that use up a lot of your computer's resources or is simply the result of having your Mac on for too much time. View full description

PROS

  • Keeps auto fan speed control intact
  • Set speed and thresholds

CONS

  • Can be difficult to calibrate

Very good
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Can you hear your MacBook's fan whirring a bit too loud? This means that your Mac is overheating and that you are putting too much strain on it. This can be caused by applications that use up a lot of your computer's resources or is simply the result of having your Mac on for too much time.

Fan Control lets you adjust your fan's speed and thresholds to adapt it best to your Mac's current temperature. Thanks to sliders, you can set the lower and upper thresholds and base speed. A graph on the right of the interface shows you the speed to temperature ratio. If you move the different settings around, you'll see it adapts, never passing the original automatic fan speed.

Although it might be a bit difficult to tell which speed and thresholds are right for you, you can try out a few settings and see if your fan stops making sounds.

Fan Control is a handy preferences pane which allows you to adjust fan speed and thresholds to your MacBook's temperature.

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User reviews about Fan Control

  • qwert2

    by qwert2

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

    Seemed like a nice concept and it really kept my temperatures down on my rMBP up until I booted into Windows. Windows 8 ... More.

    reviewed on February 2, 2013

  • FlyingHighUp

    by FlyingHighUp

    "Nice!"

    When I render animations in Blender, the Temp goes up to 81.5 C but the fans seemed to stay around 2000rpm. I doubted t... More.

    reviewed on February 16, 2012

  • jayeshizzle

    by jayeshizzle

    "Awesome"

    When i first downloaded this and installed it, i thought it was a virus because i couldnt find where it installed to but... More.

    reviewed on December 29, 2011

  • sprt565

    by sprt565

    "Did not work on powerbook g4 "

    Installed fine. Get this error when trying to use "Preferences Error You cannot open Fan Control prefer... More.

    reviewed on June 23, 2010