smcFanControl Alternatives for Windows

    smcFanControl is not available for Windows but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative 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 smcFanControl and 15 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to smcFanControl are SpeedFan (Free), HWMonitor (Freemium), Core Temp (Free) and Real Temp (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 9, 2021

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      The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated.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

      show more

    3. PC hardware sensor monitoring utility that displays voltages, temperatures, and fan speeds.
    4. Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.


      The installation may contain adwares. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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

    6. Monitor system temperatures and control system and GPU fans.
      show more
    7. WinBar is a free and compact program that lets you monitor your system and provides easy access to frequently used controls. WinBar will run on Windows 2000 and newer operating systems and is available in 32 and 64 bit flavors.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 2.0.1, released in September 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

      show more
    8. Command line program that allows control of fans in Apple computers in Windows. Planned features: Automatic temperature control, temperature monitoring, rule creation for fan control based on temperature thresholds. No longer in development.
    9. Hardware sensors monitor utilizes sensor chips on smart motherboards to track system and CPU core temperatures, voltages and cooling fans. By quickly catching an overheated computer, you can prevent disasters such as system instability or damage.
      show more
    10. Speed fan controller and temp monitoring for MacBook Pro Unibody (Nvidia) for Windows under BootCamp. It allows to control MacBook fans speeds depending on the CPU and GPU temperature.
      No screenshots yet
    Showing 10 of 15 alternatives