Fans are essential components of our computer, especially when we need to make intensive use of our resources. Whether when we play games or do editing, our PC tends to get hot, so the use of fans is essential to clear the heat. For this reason, it is important to have programs that allow us to control the speed of the fans.
The fans will take care of the temperature of both the CPU and other internal components. That is why controlling everything related to the temperature of the computer is ideal for its correct administration. In this way we can be sure that the internal temperature of our PC is correct, which will positively influence its performance and a longer useful life of our equipment.
And it is that Windows, by default, does not have any tool that allows us to control the speed of the fans of our PC, so we will have to use third-party tools to carry out this important work.
SpeedFan, the most popular for controlling fans
It is a program that is responsible for monitoring the voltage, speed and temperature of our PC. With it, it is possible to access the SMART to obtain information and display the temperature of the hard disk. Its main mission is based on accessing the temperature sensors and thus changing the fan speed reducing the annoying noise. It works with Windows in virtually all versions from 9x up to Windows 10, as well as 64-bit systems. Inside its central panel we can see all the internal temperature data of our computer. By activating the box «Automatic fan speed» we can adjust the fan speed to the requirements of our equipment.
To start using SpeedFan we can download it completely free of charge from its website. http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
NoteBook FanControl, controls the laptop fan
This software has been designed to be able to obtain full control over the speed of our laptop. It runs in the background from the taskbar and from it we can assign different settings depending on the model and manufacturer of our laptop, being compatible with popular brands such as Sony, Lenovo, Packard Bell, HP, Dell, Asus and Do. The program offers us the possibility of activating or deactivating the control of the hot fans , as well as a reading of the CPU temperature in real time without our use and productivity being affected by its configuration.
We can download NoteBook FanControl for free from this link. https://github.com/hirschmann/nbfc
Argus Monitor, controls the fan and the temperature of the hard disk
This powerful program allows us to carry out a wide range of tasks. Well, beyond controlling the fan speed, we can also adjust various aspects of the system and the motherboard. With it we will be able to visualize and control the speeds of the system fan, showing us a graph of the temperature of the hard disk. All the fan control can be done from the «Mainboard» tab, in the «Vent Control» section. Here in order to control the speed we will have a manual control or a program control which is in charge of doing it for us.
If we want to start using Argus Monitor, we can download its free version that has a period of 30 days and in this way check if the program meets our needs. https://www.argusmonitor.com/index.php?language=en
Open Hardware Monitor, controls all PC hardware
This open source software is in charge of monitoring the temperature sensors, the speed of the fans , the load and the clock speeds of our computer. It is compatible with most hardware monitoring chips found in current motherboards. It can run on any version of Windows from XP to Windows 10, on 32-bit and 64-bit systems, as well as x86-based Linux systems without installation. All the values ??that the application monitors can be displayed both in the main window and in the system tray.
Open Hardware Monitor is free and free software that we can download from its website. https://openhardwaremonitor.org/
Thinkpad Fan Controller (TPFanControl)
By using this software we can control the fan speed of our PC, especially indicated to reduce fan noise in laptops . You can control both the system speed and the CPU fan to keep the system temperature low. In this way we can control the fan for a perfect cooling of our computer. In addition, it shows us the temperatures of both the CPU and the GPU, which will serve as a guide when controlling the fans. It is compatible with Windows on both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
To start using TPFanControl, just download it for free from this link. https://sourceforge.net/projects/tp4xfancontrol/
HW Monitor, monitor and control fans
This program allows us to control the speed of our fan in Windows. It is capable of monitoring the real-time speed of the CPU fan and three additional fans. It also shows us the minimum and maximum speed recorded by the CPU fans, as well as the motherboard voltage, the processor voltage, the processor temperature, the temperature of the hard drive and the GPU. It is compatible with the different versions of the Windows operating system, both 32 and 64 bits.
We can download HW Monitor for free from its official website. https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
EasyTune 5, powered by Gigabyte
This software developed by Gigabyte allows us to manage and improve the performance of our system related to various aspects of our computer hardware, especially with the fan . It has the Smart Fan Auto function, through which we can control the speed of both the CPU fan from the System section. In addition, it has the possibility of overclocking to increase the CPU clock speed. The program is compatible with all versions of Windows.
EasyTune 5 is a free application that we can download from this link. https://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/121/tech_20041125_px_et5.htm
HWiNFO, monitor your equipment adjust the fans
This free program allows us to monitor the components of our PC, being able to read all the sensors of the installed components, which we can visualize through a graphic representation, so that we can know all their values. With it we can monitor the CPU, motherboard, hard disk temperature, CPU and GPU use, RAM use, among others, being possible to adjust the speed of the CPU fans . It is compatible with all versions of Windows from XP to Windows 10, as well as for 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
To start using HWiNFO, just download it for free from its website. https://www.hwinfo.com/