Any way to control fans in Windows?

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

  1. Udden macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2011
    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

    Feb 3, 2011
    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

    Feb 22, 2011
    That's great! Thanks.
    I wish there was a simpler way but that will do.
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    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.
  5. ddehr026 macrumors 6502

    May 1, 2010

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