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Free Fan Control Alternatives

The best free alternative to Fan Control is Open Hardware Monitor, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Fan Control and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Fan Control are Sidebar Diagnostics, SpeedFan, HWMonitor and Real Temp.

Fan Control alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Fan Speed Tools or Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Fan Control.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

Some MacBook (Pro) are just to hot for daylong use. Fan Control adjusts the minimum fan speed depending on the current CPU...

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  1. The Open Hardware Monitor is a free open source software that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer.

    On Windows 7
    Most users think Open Hardware Monitor is a great alternative to Fan Control.
  2. SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information.

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    SpeedFan

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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    The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated.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.

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    SpeedFan vs Fan Control opinions
    Most users think SpeedFan is a great alternative to Fan Control.

    It does not serve the purpose of providing one with a method to dictate their system's fan speeds.

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    HWMonitor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.

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    Real Temp

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core, Quad Core and Core i7 processors.

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    Macs Fan Control

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac

    Monitor and control fans on Apple computers with a simple and efficient user interface

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    Macs Fan Control vs Fan Control opinions
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    Simple UI with rule-based settings.

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    smcFanControl

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac

    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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    Lm-Sensors

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Lm-Sensors is a free and open-source application that provides tools and drivers for monitoring temperatures, voltage, and fans.

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    3C Toolbox

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    3C Toolbox is the comprehensive toolbox to save battery, tweak, tune, backup, secure and monitor any Android devices running any ROMs, any kernels.

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  10. cinnamon-cpufreq-applet - Port of Gnome 3 CPUFreq applet to Cinnamon - with some fixes.

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