smcFanControl
smcFanControl
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smcFanControl free download for Mac

smcFanControl for Mac2.6

17 October 2016

Control Intel Mac fans to make them run cooler.

What is smcFanControl for Mac

smcFanControl controls the fans of every Intel Mac to make it run cooler.

smcFanControl lets the user set the minimum speed of the build-in fans. So you can increase your minimum fan speed to make your Intel Mac run cooler. However in order not to damage your machines smcFanControl doesn't let you set minimum speed to a value below Apple's defaults.

*Pros and Cons based on honest Users feedback

👍 Pros

  • It's simple and does the job.
  • Easy of use. It allows me to increase the fans manually when I know I need the cooling.
  • No overheating surprises.

👎 Cons

  • When started, i need make my login too many times.
  • Needs better guidelines for optimal settings.
  • It did what I needed it to, years ago.
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What's new in smcFanControl

Version 2.6:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or later

New
  • Added french localization
  • Updated sparkle updater
  • smcFanControl now requires macOS 10.7 or higher
Fixed
  • Crash on Macbook 12"
  • Invisible text on macOS Sierra "Dark mode

FAQ

How to manually adjust the speed of Mac fans?
Launch the app, click on the “Custom” button, manually adjust the speed of the Mac fans. You can do this based on either a constant RPM value or a sensor-based temperature value.
How to turn off SMCFan Control?
Open the ​Finder​, click on ​Applications in the sidebar. Scroll to locate smcFanControl, drag its icon to the ​Trash​. You can also right-click on the app and select "​Move to Trash". Then right-click the "​Trash" icon and choose "​​Empty Trash" to uninstall.
SMCFan Control is not working. What should I do?
Shutdown your Mac >>> Hold down Shift + Control + Option + Power button for 5 seconds >>> Notice the light on the mac charger change in colors >>> Log back in >>> SMC Fan Control should be fixed.
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henryw07
henryw07
Oct 16 2021
2.6
5.0
Oct 16 2021
5.0
Version: 2.6
Works great on my M1 13" Macbook Pro. I use this app to force the fans to turn on when the laptop gets warm. Without it, the OS lets the laptop get very warm and doesn't kick on the fans.
mp969696
mp969696
Sep 22 2021
2.6
1.0
Sep 22 2021
1.0
Version: 2.6
This was the first fan control app I ran on my 2009 imacs. I only found it useful for monitoring the temperature, as it seemed to have many glitches when actually trying to control fan speed. Usually it did not work at all.
dickhyoung
dickhyoung
May 30 2021
2.6
0.0
May 30 2021
0.0
Version: 2.6
I really liked this app on my 2013 and 2017 MacBook Airs, but it's not working at all on my 2020 MacBook Air M1.
HarperHunt
HarperHunt
May 12 2021
2.6
5.0
May 12 2021
5.0
Version: 2.6
I love this app. Bypassed me from many troubles
avrlara
avrlara
Feb 8 2021
2.6
5.0
Feb 8 2021
5.0
Version: 2.6
Works great. Worked great on my Macbook early-2008, worked great with all OSX updates until my computer could not be updated anymore so I bought a mid-2015, updated to Big Sut and SMC Fan Control keeps working great.
joseluislorenzoflores1
joseluislorenzoflores1
Feb 3 2021
2.6
3.0
Feb 3 2021
3.0
Version: 2.6
It is a good application, with an easy and intuitive interface to use, but it has several flaws. First: The program when I leave the mac to sleep or turn it off stops working and I have to manually reopen it. Second: I have seen that the program does not show you the real speed of your fans, it limits the speed but other programs do not like Macs Fan Control. That is all.
gaiamie
gaiamie
Aug 24 2020
2.6
5.0
Aug 24 2020
5.0
Version: 2.6
excellent, simply shows rpms and system temp in menu bar, highly recommended.
moltar222
moltar222
Aug 23 2020
2.6
5.0
Aug 23 2020
5.0
Version: 2.6
Well, I put a new HDD in a 2011 iMac, then I realized the lack of a sensor/signal from the drive made the fans blast on max constantly. So, this software fixed it, for free! And yea, it asks for the user password constantly. But, I am thinking once it auto launches at bootup, I should not really have to touch it again.
john-giallanza
john-giallanza
May 10 2020
2.6
5.0
May 10 2020
5.0
Version: 2.6
I used this ten years ago and it worked great. I used it today in 2020 and it's still a great app. Thanks!!
narasimhamoorthyladdagiri
May 6 2020
5.0
Version: 2.6
No compromise in giving 5 rate, Where as it doesn't work as expected in Catalina. Can you kindly provide the any script to run or any alternative for this issue to fix. Could help a lot. Tx
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