Fan Control application for Bootcamp (development)

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

  1. pacome macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009

    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

    Oct 31, 2006
    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

    Jul 11, 2008
    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 :(

  4. pacome thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2009
    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

    Mar 1, 2009
    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,


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