Possible fan control/monitoring from Windows on iMac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by aki, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. aki macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2004
    Ok so for a long time like many people who heavy-lift or game on Windows, I have been using smcfancontrol to up fan speeds. The problem is there is no (really reliable) monitoring from Windows, and no control from Windows (only from OSX followed by reboot).

    There are apps like inputremapper and lubbo fan control (?) but they are either old or macbook-specific or both or something or other.

    However I recently came across this app http://sourceforge.net/projects/macfan/ . It is a command-line Windows exe which allows you (apparently) to set fan speeds, including (apparently) on iMacs and (apparently) on 64-bit Windows.

    Wonderful. But it's a command-line app, which makes Mac-users cry, and it's no longer being actively developed, which puts the fear of the deity/ies in us (what if it whigs out and borks my system?!?!).

    However, the forum for that macfan app (stay with me, almost there) directs us to this http://sourceforge.net/projects/lubbofancontrol/forums/forum/970570/topic/3714669 .

    If you skim the whole page of posts it seems like it is a GUI (?) app that allows you to monitor and set fans from Windows!

    Ok so my question is, has anyone tried it? In particular, on iMacs running Win7 64?

    It seems like it's in active development right at the moment which is great but I'm wondering if it you know actually like works works or just sort of works.

  2. MRTarkanian macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2010
    Hi Aki,

    I'm on a 27" iMac Quad running Win 7 and can verify that the app from the sourceforge link does indeed work but all it does is display the temp and fan info. It doesn't appear to do any management of the fans, voltage etc. As far as an overheating solution goes, this would be another step along the way, not an actual solution. Hopefully this project will expand into some sort of active management tool or maybe Apple will eventually offer up a fix in the next bootcamp update. I'm certainly waiting for either of those things.

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