XP fan control help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cavebob, May 9, 2008.

  1. cavebob macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Can anyone link me to an app that I can use to control my MBP fans in XP? On idle the MBP is fine but if i game it becomes HOT, like the kind of hot that hurts =(.
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Search fan control on:

    I have a mStand, it helps with some airflow. Also if MBP uses external monitor and turns internal off, it doesn't get as hot.
  3. Kaupa macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2008
    fancontrol wont work as there is no bios i think.
    What works is "input remapper". But u can only set minimum speed, no max.!
    For me it is he only app that work on windows. Maybe there are some others out there?

    edit: use rightmark clock utility- great program, u can reduce voltage and the book keeps 10°C cooler under full work!
  4. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    What you do is download SMCfancontrol and then set the desired minimum speed. then restart into windows. Its a hassle, I know, but it works. Hope this helps. :)
  5. wesrk macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2007
    does it really work? I've tried it using the defalt, creating a new one, etc., and every time come back from XP and check the fan speed they're at about 1,000.
    What am I doing wrong?
  6. e12a macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2006
    once you go back into OS X from XP it resets i believe..
  7. wesrk macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2007
    yeah I thought it might be that, but then why would it reset to 1,000 rpm when OSX minimum is 2,000?
  8. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    Input Remapper seems to work, but my install is pretty darn glitchy...for some reason the sliders "twitch" and when I'm trying to set fan speeds the actual text in the window below don't show it or they flicker also.

    I mean it seems to work, but I never know what the speed of the fans are. I mainly go off of audible to determine if it's "about right" or not. Not exactly what I like doing...
  9. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    This works.
  10. wesrk macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2007
    yeah same thing with me, it shows the speed but very fast and it flickers so I as well go by sound...
  11. rezenclowd3 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    Undoing the work of Priuses: burning gas & rubber
    I use this method here:
    Undervolting a Computer

    It works VERY well as my temps and fan speed have dropped tremendously in XP.

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