Fan Control application for Bootcamp (development)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pacome, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. pacome macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I received my 17" MBP three days ago, and like a lot of people I have problems with heat and graphic card which lead to instability (freeze).

    Under Mac OS there is a little app which allows to control the SMC fan. It solved my problem of stability under Mac OS.

    This kind of app doesn't exist under Vista/XP with bootcamp.
    Previously, there was Input Remapper which gave the same functionality, but this application doesn't work with Unibody generation.

    I would like to develop a small application like SMC Fan Control working under Vista/XP.
    Do you have a starting point where I could find the C++ libraries or bridge to control fan ?
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Do the unibodies not allow you to reboot and have SMC still work? On mine I can set the setting in OS X, and then when I reboot into Windows, it stays.
     
  3. akbc macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, that's what I do on my Unibody MBP.

    When I'm ready to play a game or two on Windows side, I just use SMCfancontrol to boost it up to 6200rpm and restart into Windows.

    It stays that way.

    But yeah, developing would be awesome. Make it to a donationware, I'll probably help out as well (donations). Input Remapper causes my MBP to freeze :(

    G'luck!
     
  4. pacome thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, it works, but after a shutdown the SMC fan returns to default values...
    Then you have to boot again on Mac OS before restarting under windows.
    That's why I want to develop a small app which controls fan directly under windows.
     
  5. simonpickard macrumors regular

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    Hi there,

    Not sure how you're getting on with this app but count me in for paying for it when it's done.

    I would gladly pay money for a small app that allows me to set fan speeds in windows vista 64.

    How's it all going? Any ideas when you'll be ready with a release?


    All the best,

    Regards,
    Simon
     

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