Macs Fan Control
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Macs Fan Control allows you to monitor and control almost any aspect of your computer's fans, with support for controlling fan speed, temperature sensors pane, menu-bar icon, and autostart with system option.
  • Software solution to noise problems such as those caused by iMac HDD replacement, or overheating problems like those found on a MacBook Pro
  • Set any constant value to any fan (e.g., minimum)
  • Control fan speed in relation to a temperature sensor (e.g., 3rd party HDD)
  • Real-time monitoring of Mac's fans speed and temperature sensors
What's New
Version 1.1.10:
  • "/minimized" command line parameter to start the app without opening window
  • Hotkeys - "Cmd+W" to close main window, "Cmd+," to open preferences
  • Do not prompt for admin password when running MFC for the first time
  • PSU (Power Supply Unit) sensor icon, minor optimizations and improvements
  • Fixed smc-write crashes on Mac OS 10.6 under certain conditions
  • Fixed self-update problem under certain conditions
Version 1.1.10:
  • "/minimized" command line parameter to start the app without opening window
  • Hotkeys - "Cmd+W" to close main window, "Cmd+," to open preferences
  • Do not prompt for admin password when running MFC for the first time
  • PSU (Power Supply Unit) sensor icon, minor optimizations and improvements
  • Fixed smc-write crashes on Mac OS 10.6 under more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Dragoon353 reviewed on 23 Mar 2014
It is arabic By Me!
[Version 1.1.9]


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Wts reviewed on 22 Mar 2014
Careful with this application. Not sure it's really needed for my 3GHz IntelCoreDuo because it fuzzed her up. Required DiskWarrior and TechToolPro to revive her.

Just ran it with the default settings no tweeking. After shut down and restart later that evening folders would not open and mouse was very erratic and the wheel of fortune refused to stop. In this condition I could not get to look at "Activity Monitor" to ascertain something or other.

Obviously not for my machine ( OS 10.8 ).

Thanks to the developer for allowing me a "free" test run.
[Version 1.1.9]

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dufreyne replied on 22 Mar 2014
MFC can't cause the situation described. You must refer to some other software on your system.
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Wts replied on 22 Mar 2014
Perhaps you may be correct.

When that problem happened I used AppDelete and EasyFind to remove any trace of the install. After applying DiskWarrior plus TToolPro all was back to normal and still is today.

So you may be correct albeit I can only make the connection to MacsFanControl since it was the very last app installed. Computers are computers and who knows for sure.
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joe_macupdate replied on 04 Apr 2014
I agree, it's nice to be able to test the software before purchasing.
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joe_macupdate replied on 04 Apr 2014
I feel it's needed on my MBP 15" because it simply runs waaaayy too hot.
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Konsti reviewed on 21 Mar 2014
Simple yet powerful tool. Especially for older Macs, where system doesn't properly cool CPU or other parts until they are warm (see MacBook Pro with CoreDuo from 2007, or MacMini with Core2Duo from 2008) even on my 2013 MacBook Air, I get the fans to work faster than original SMC. With settings carefully done, you won't even need to tamper with it, just have it launch upon each reboot. Interface is a little bigger than I would have liked but clean and easy to understand. Besides, it only resides on your system bar.
[Version 1.1.9]


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Mousee reviewed on 06 Mar 2014
I used smcFanControl for years but Mac Fan Control is more sophisticated. The best thing about it is that the fan speed is able to change according to the temperature. It's also very stable and so easy to use. Thanks for the work.
[Version 1.1.8.1]


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HeinrichM reviewed on 05 Feb 2014
Helps in controlling the temperature and fan speed, which results in the over-all performance of the Mac. It is easy to navigate and the settings are customizable. I loved it.
[Version 1.1.8.1]


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Md_kearns reviewed on 29 Jan 2014
I am having a crashing problem w/1.1.8. Program runs fine after start, but when I try to look at the preferences or About menu, the app crashes. Let me know where to send a screenshot the of Apple Crash report. Thanks for the help!
[Version 1.1.8]

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Jlist replied on 29 Jan 2014
v118 is crashing for me too. Went back to v117
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Crystalidea Software (developer) replied on 30 Jan 2014
Changed download to 1.1.7 temperary, currently fixing the crash. Thanks a lot!
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Md_kearns replied on 30 Jan 2014
I also went back to v1.1.7, and the crashing stopped. Thanks for the quick responses, confirmation & support.
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Crystalidea Software (developer) replied on 30 Jan 2014
Hi again, please test this build:
http://www.crystalidea.com/downloads/macsfancontrol_1.1.8.1.zip
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Md_kearns replied on 30 Jan 2014
Just installed 1.1.8.1, seems to be working great w/no crashing. Thanks for the quick work.
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DukeN3605 reviewed on 14 Jan 2014
Not Working at all on macbook late 2008 with osx mavericks
[Version 1.1.7]

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Crystalidea Software (developer) replied on 15 Jan 2014
Please provide some more information, not just "not working". Error messages, screenshots, does it start, etc. Preferably using our support forum. Thank you.
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Crus13 reviewed on 06 Jan 2014
Works OK on my MBP 4.1/Mavericks.
Also OK on my Mini 2011/Lion.

Why cannot lower the RPM below 2900?
If I use the ancient FanControl I can go as low as 1000RPM.
[Version 1.1.7]

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Crystalidea Software (developer) replied on 07 Jan 2014
Please use our official forum for support and post the information from the About dialog. A screenshot would be also great
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Otakumouse reviewed on 05 Jan 2014
My LCD sensor recently became problematic after some repairs from the genius bar. Not sure whether the technician broke the LCD sensor cable or the main port it is attached to. This made my CPU fan go into turbo mode occasionally. Only shutting down and restarting make it go back to normal again. Tried the terminal command on smcFanControl but it's not working (since i think im on mavericks). Then stumbled upon this neat software, set a constant rpm, and voila! My 27 inch iMac is quiet again. Thanks much to the developer for making this software accessible and free!

Only suggestion to make it better is to improve the UI :)
[Version 1.1.7]


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SpiessensMark commented on 23 Nov 2013
For some reason thie doesn't work at all on my new MBP retina with Haswell chipset.
Any fix for this?
[Version 1.1.7]

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Crystalidea Software (developer) replied on 23 Nov 2013
Please provide some more information, not just "doesn't work". Error messages, screenshot, does it start, etc. Preferably using support forum. Thank you.
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Freezer replied on 12 Dec 2013
hmm- must be something weird with your computer- it works fine on my MBP Haswell 15"
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Springheelmac replied on 21 Mar 2014
You might need to reset your SMC. Here are the steps for a MBP if you want to try it, others may vary: shut down your Mac. Plug it in if it was on battery. Press the LEFT side shift, control and options keys and then the power button at the same time. Hold for a second, then release them all at the same time. Your mac should then restart, if not press power. This SHOULD reset your SMC settings. I would follow it up with zapping the PRAM (hold control-option-delete at startup, release after a couple chimes). If it doesn't work google "reset MacBook SMC" in case I missed something, but I think that covers it. Hope this helps.
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Springheelmac replied on 21 Mar 2014
CORRECTION to last comment: Zapping the PRAM is COMMAND-option-P-R on startup. My bad! I don't know where that came from; I don't even own a PC!
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Designg had trouble on 03 Jul 2013
I've tried 'change control' and clicked on 'constant RPM value' rather than the default 'Automatic'
It doesn't appear to be working on the constant RPM I've set at the minimum RPM, being winter.
Am I missing something .. as my Mac is doing it's own thing, as usual.
[Version 1.0.4]

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Crystalidea Software (developer) replied on 03 Jul 2013
Please post a report on our forum providing screenshots. Thanks
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Mkirkwag had trouble on 11 May 2013
Did Pathfinder download with this app? It seems to open when I double click on the app.
[Version 1.0 beta 4]

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Crystalidea Software (developer) replied on 14 May 2013
Sorry, cannot understand. The program comes in a ZIP file that is normally extracted automatically when you click on it (no matter in Finder or Pathfinder)
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Mousee had trouble on 22 Mar 2013
It always crashes on launch so I can't even test it. MacPro 2006, OS X 10.7.5.
[Version 1.0]

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Crystalidea Software (developer) replied on 25 Mar 2013
Try beta 2
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Mousee replied on 25 Mar 2013
Thanks, it works now.

Eat_A_Peach rated on 18 Apr 2014

[Version 1.1.10]



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Scotty_Beam_Me_Up_Again rated on 05 Apr 2014

[Version 1.1.10]



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Jef4 rated on 04 Apr 2014

[Version 1.1.10]



Robert_bda8e4ed rated on 04 Apr 2014

[Version 1.1.10]



Eat_A_Peach rated on 03 Apr 2014

[Version 1.1.9]



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joe_macupdate rated on 02 Apr 2014

[Version 1.1.9]



OskarS3554 rated on 27 Mar 2014

[Version 1.1.9]



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Dark-Delphin rated on 31 Jan 2014

[Version 1.1.8.1]



CarlosCambra6779 rated on 30 Jan 2014

[Version 1.1.8.1]



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Jef4 rated on 30 Jan 2014

[Version 1.1.8]


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Version Downloads:5,863
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:04 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Macs Fan Control allows you to monitor and control almost any aspect of your computer's fans, with support for controlling fan speed, temperature sensors pane, menu-bar icon, and autostart with system option.
  • Software solution to noise problems such as those caused by iMac HDD replacement, or overheating problems like those found on a MacBook Pro
  • Set any constant value to any fan (e.g., minimum)
  • Control fan speed in relation to a temperature sensor (e.g., 3rd party HDD)
  • Real-time monitoring of Mac's fans speed and temperature sensors including 3rd party HDD/SSD (using S.M.A.R.T.)
  • Display menu bar icon
  • Compatible with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard or later


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