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    TPFanControl Alternatives

    TPFanControl is described as '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' and is an app. There are seven alternatives to TPFanControl for Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is SpeedFan, which is free. Other great apps like TPFanControl are FanCtrl, fancontrol, thinkfan and Coolbook.

    This page was last updated Mar 9, 2022
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    Solution to the cooling fan noise annoyances Thinkpad T4x (T40/T41/T42/T43) notebook series. Allows the user to control fan...
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    1. 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      The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated.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.

    2. FanCtrl is a software that allows you to automatically control the fan speed on your PC.


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      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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      Website and app unavailable.

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      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.
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      CoolBook is a tool for the MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro computers. It lets you monitor the frequency, voltage and temperature of the CoreDuo / Core2Duo CPU.

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      CoolBook does not work with OS X 10.7 Lion or later. i3/i5/i7 CPUs are not supported. Latest release from 2011-02-24. See http://www.coolbook.se/CoolBook.html



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      Coolero is a front-end that uses libraries like liquidctl and a few others to control cooling devices, mostly AIOs, fan hub/controllers, along with PSUs and some RGB lighting support.
    3. 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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