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fancontrol is described as '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' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to fancontrol for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Cinnamon, GNOME and Mono. The best alternative is Open Hardware Monitor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like fancontrol are SpeedFan, CoreCtrl, GtkStressTesting and smcFanControl.

fancontrol alternatives are mainly Fan Speed Tools but may also be System Information Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of fancontrol.
This page was last updated Feb 16, 2021
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

fancontrol is a shell script for use with lm_sensors. It reads its configuration from a file, then calculates fan speeds...

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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.

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    The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated.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



  3. CoreCtrl is a Free and Open Source GNU/Linux application that allows you to control with ease your computer hardware using application profiles. It aims to be flexible, comfortable and accessible to regular users.

  4. GtkStressTesting

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GST is a GTK system utility designed to stress and monitor various hardware components like CPU and RAM.

  5. 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



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

  7. thinkfan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Thinkfan is a simple, lightweight fan control program. Originally designed specifically for IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads, it now supports any kind of system via the sysfs hwmon interface (/sys/class/hwmon). It is designed to eat as little CPU power as possible.

  8. TPFanControl

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

  9. eeectl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    eeectl is a tiny yet powerful program for Asus EEE PC 700 series, it runs on Windows® and allows you to control & overclock your EEE PC on the fly.

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  10. Corsair Link

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Corsair Link Dashboard software allows you to monitor your system and gives remarkable control over your case fans, lighting, and compatible Corsair power supplies and Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers that work together for optimal cooling and etc.

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