Free Fan Control Alternatives
The Open Hardware Monitor is a free open source software that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer.
- - Open Hardware Monitor is the most popular Windows alternative to Fan Control.
- - Open Hardware Monitor is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Fan Control.
Open Hardware Monitor FeaturesDiscontinued
There has not been any code change since December 2020, also the community now wonders if it is abandoned: https://github.com/openhardwaremonitor/openhardwaremonitor/issues/1471 There also seems to be a fork called LibreHardwareMonitor (which is already listed as an alternative) and appears to be the most active fork right now.
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SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too.Discontinued
The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated. Latest version, 4.52, released in June 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.
Comments about SpeedFan as a Alternative to Fan Control
It does not serve the purpose of providing one with a method to dictate their system's fan speeds.-2
SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information.
Sidebar Diagnostics Features
HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.
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Lm-Sensors is a free and open-source application that provides tools and drivers for monitoring temperatures, voltage, and fans.
- - Lm-Sensors is the most popular Linux alternative to Fan Control.
smcFanControl is the perfect application for all those Macbook owners getting burned by their hot-running Macbook.Discontinued
Not updated for many years, does not work on new hardware
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3C Toolbox is the comprehensive toolbox to save battery, tweak, tune, backup, secure and monitor any Android devices running any ROMs, any kernels.
Monitor and control fans on Apple computers with a simple and efficient user interface
Comments about Macs Fan Control as a Alternative to Fan Control
Simple UI with rule-based settings.0
cinnamon-cpufreq-applet - Port of Gnome 3 CPUFreq applet to Cinnamon - with some fixes.
fancontrol is a shell script for use with lm_sensors. It reads its configuration from a file, then calculates fan speeds from temperatures and sets the corresponding PWM outputs to the computed values.
Solution to the cooling fan noise annoyances Thinkpad T4x (T40/T41/T42/T43) notebook series. Allows the user to control fan activity based on the system temperature. Win XP Visual C++ project controls the fan via port IO to the embedded controller.