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Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 40 votes out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    323,269
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 21, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    573
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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smcFanControl lets the user set the minimum speed of the build-in fans. If you've got burnt thighs from an old MacBook Pro or you notice that your computer is always overheating and crashing from using CPU-intensive apps (like playing PC games in a virtual Windows environment), you might want to check out smcFanControl. This free, GPL-licensed utility has a single purpose: letting you increase the minimum speed of built-in fans, so your Intel computer will run cooler.

smcFanControl lets you monitor the current temperature (in Celsius or Fahrenheit), assign different minimum speeds for each fan using sliders, and even apply different settings when your power source changes (for example, going back to default fan speed when using battery power). As with any settings-tinkering software, you'll want to use smcFanControl judiciously--but fortunately this application always keeps fans in automatic mode (so speed will increase along with CPU load) and never lets you set the fan speed below the Apple-recommended minimum. This most recent version adds support for every current MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mini.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5
  • New: Reduced energy usage on OS X 10.9 and OS X 10.10
  • New: Support for Yosemite Dark Mode
  • Fixed: Crash on OS X 10.9, when deleting Favorites
  • Fixed: Various smaller fixes, improvements and code optimizations
  • Support for OS X 10.5 is deprecated
General
Publisher Hendrik Holtmann
Publisher web site http://homepage.mac.com/holtmann/eidac
Release Date October 21, 2014
Date Added October 21, 2014
Version 2.5
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Tweaks Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.18MB
File Name smcfancontrol_2_5.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 323,269
Downloads Last Week 573
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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