Any way to control fans in Windows?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Udden, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Udden macrumors newbie

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    I have the 15" 2011 mpb and I'm struggling with uneven temperatures under load in Windows. In OS X the machine runs really good with idle temperatures around 30-40 C. Under heavy load, 80-85.
    In Windows it seems that the fans kick in too late. Under load, temps go up to around 95(sometimes higher) only to stabilize around 80-85 later when the fans are responding.
    I know that the computer is built to handle high temps but when it's near tjmax I'm getting concerned.
    I'd love to be able to control fans like I can in OS X with smcFanControl.
    Is there any way?
     
  2. Mik3F macrumors 6502

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    If you set the fanspeed with smcfancontrol and then restart into Windows the settings will remain in force. They only change upon a shutdown and poweroff
     
  3. Udden thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's great! Thanks.
    I wish there was a simpler way but that will do.
     
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I believe the is a program you can use to control the fans, it involves making a .bat file to run but it's pretty easy, I use this:

    Seems to have been updated a lot: as the last time I downloaded this it had no GUI to speak of.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/lubbofancontrol/
     
  5. ddehr026 macrumors 6502

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