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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, HWMonitor, Core Temp and FanControl by Rem0o.

smcFanControl alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Network Monitors or Disk Usage Analyzers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of smcFanControl.
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  1. Open Hardware Monitor icon

    Open Hardware Monitor

    • Windows
    • Mono
    68 alternatives to Open Hardware Monitor 

    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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    1.  PortableOpen Hardware Monitor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightOpen Hardware Monitor consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Command line interfaceOpen Hardware Monitor either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    Discontinued

    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.

    On Windows 7
    On Debian Linux 6.0 using the Mono Framework.
  2. SpeedFan icon

    SpeedFan

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    46 alternatives to SpeedFan 

    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.

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    1.  LightweightSpeedFan consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    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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  3. HWMonitor icon

    HWMonitor

    29 alternatives to HWMonitor 

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

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  4. Core Temp icon

    Core Temp

    38 alternatives to Core Temp 

    Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.

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    1.  PortableCore Temp can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Bundleware

    The installation may contain adwares. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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  5. FanControl by Rem0o icon

    FanControl by Rem0o

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    7 alternatives to FanControl by Rem0o 

    Fan Control is a focused and highly customizable fan controlling software for Windows. It supports multiple temperature sources in min, max and average configurations, and fan curve functions, including but not limited to, linear, graph, and mix to control a single fan.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsFanControl by Rem0o can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    Main UI.
    Graph fan curve editor.


  6. Real Temp icon

    Real Temp

    34 alternatives to Real Temp 

    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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  7. WinBar icon

    WinBar

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    18 alternatives to WinBar 

    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.

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    Discontinued

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

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  8. Mac/SMC Fan Control for Windows

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    4 alternatives to Mac/SMC Fan Control for Windows 

    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.

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  9. Lubbo's MacBook Pro Fan Control icon

    Lubbo's MacBook Pro Fan Control

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    2 alternatives to Lubbo's MacBook Pro Fan Control 

    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.

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  10. SysMetrix icon

    SysMetrix

    49 alternatives to SysMetrix 

    SysMetrix is a skinnable clock and metering application. Its purpose is to provide system metrics in a variety of interesting, useful, and cool ways. It can monitor and report on the hundreds of statistics

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    Discontinued

    No recent release activity and download on site leads to 404 page.

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