smcFanControl
smcFanControl
2.6

4.1

smcFanControl free download for Mac

smcFanControl2.6

17 October 2016

Control Intel Mac fans to make them run cooler.

Overview

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

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How would you rate smcFanControl app?

223 Reviews of smcFanControl

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5
narasimhamoorthyladdagiri
06 May 2020
Version: 2.6

Most helpful

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
(1)
5
john-giallanza
10 May 2020
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!!
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5
narasimhamoorthyladdagiri
06 May 2020
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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5
enersoldnah
04 May 2020
Version: 2.6
Great app for Imac stays cool
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1
gengaoxiang
27 March 2020
Version: 2.6
This stupid software keeps asking me to type in my password all the time! Really annoying!
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5
kozmeljozbej
04 February 2020
Version: 2.6
its year 2020 and it still works great on my iMac. Cools it down pretty fast.
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5
colley
30 January 2020
Version: 2.6
Saved my overheating MacBook Air - Thanks!
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ibouracine
12 January 2020
Version: 2.6
Hello
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5
paulc1061
18 December 2019
Version: 2.6
Simply brilliant ! Brought a new life to a VERY expensive, top-of-the-line mid-2012 MacBook Pro which should had been part of a clearly articulated recall for flawed and faulty motherboard, using a cheap, underpowered PCI chip. I still encounter ocassional booting issues, but the laptop is back in action.
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1
diegozagalia
22 November 2019
Version: 2.6
I installed this current version on my old Macbook Pro 2009 El Capitan and I just can't change the cooler temperature at all, and it only stays at 4000rpm. Lucky I have a saved old version that I was able to reinstall. I have been using this program for a few good years and I hope you will correct this problem.
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andpavan88
29 October 2019
Version: 2.6
what happens when we quit the app? will our Mac go back to the normal software which control the fan or this is the only software which control our fans. what if I quit thus app and use my Mac.is thus gonna effeec.
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