Fan control under Windows 10

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Draeconis, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Draeconis macrumors 6502a

    May 6, 2008
    Hi all,

    Not sure if this exclusively a Windows 10 issue or just a general Windows one, but I've noticed the fan controller behaving very differently when my Mid 2010 Mac Pro is under significant load when running Windows.

    Have been doing some Handbrake renders this afternoon, maxing the CPU, but the fans barely kicked up at all. Using CoreTemp I could see one core hitting 97 degrees!

    In OS X (10.11.4) it's a little different; fan speeds ramp up proportional to load, though this seems sluggish to respond. I usually just rely on smcFanControl to force the relevant fans up to keep temps low.

    Is this other people's experiences? If so, is there a way to deal with fan speeds while running Windows?
  2. owbp macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2016
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Don't have 2010 MP so won't comment on that, but you can download Macs Fan Control for Windows and OS X.
  3. h9826790 macrumors G3


    Apr 3, 2014
    Hong Kong
    97 seems a bit too extreme, and MacsFanControl is a good software to setup your own comfortable fan profile in Windows 10.
  4. lexR macrumors regular


    Dec 12, 2013
    I am almost solely using Win10 on my cMP and can also recommend MacsFanControl, I am mainly using Autodesk, Office and Gaming and have set up profiles that make me feel a little safer.
  5. Draeconis thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 6, 2008

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