Free Fan Control Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Fan Control is Open Hardware Monitor, which is both free and 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 SpeedFan (Free), Sidebar Diagnostics (Free, Open Source), HWMonitor (Freemium) and smcFanControl (Free Personal, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 24, 2019

    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.
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      Most users think Open Hardware Monitor is a great alternative to Fan Control.
    2. 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.


      The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated.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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      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.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago


    3. SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information. Features: Monitors CPU, RAM, GPU, network, and logical drives. Allows for lots of customization. Allows alerts for various values. Allows binding hotkeys.
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    4. PC hardware sensor monitoring utility that displays voltages, temperatures, and fan speeds.
    5. smcFanControl is the perfect application for all those Macbook owners getting burned by their hot-running Macbook. This Mac application allows you to control the speed of the fan in your MacBook so you can avoid it running hot.

    6. Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core, Quad Core and Core i7 processors.
    7. Lm-Sensors is a free and open-source application that provides tools and drivers for monitoring temperatures, voltage, and fans.
    8. Cinnamon CPU Frequency Selector Applet.
    9. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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.


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