In an age when constitutional rights in the U.S. are being eroded on a daily basis, when capitalism has gone amok, and increasingly it seems as if everyone is out to get your money, what do you make of Macs Fan Control and why is it free?
All the cleverly designed utility does is give you, the people, more control over your Mac’s fans. How is that a constitutional issue, you ask? Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, of course. Anyone with a Mac whose fan is whirring away knows that life isn’t as good, liberty must be maintained, and happiness is not wrapped up in noise.
Control Mac Fans
What would cause a Mac’s fan to come on and blast away at full speed (or, even half speed)? Heat. Or, the threat of too much heat. Or, long lost spirits from the netherworld seeking to annoy humans wherever possible. The first two are obvious. The latter is merely plausible, but helps to explain some of what’s not explainable.
But I think it’s heat. Enter Macs Fan Control, an utterly free utility which not only monitors all the speed and temperature sensors in your Mac, it gives you control over them, too.
For a Mac’s fan to come on a number of things must take place first. A few websites running Flash ads might cause the CPU to go into overdrive, and that means heat. Downloading files while running multiple apps on a Mac loaded to the gills with extra RAM might tip a sensor over the edge, igniting the fans (not literally, of course).
Whatever the reason, Macs Fan Control can tell you which fans are doing what and how fast, and that can give you an idea why, and even then you have options to control the fans.
Click to view the Mac’s built-in temperature sensors. For fans, you’ll see the current and minimum RPM for each, maximum recommended RPM, and an option to control the fan. Controls let you change the temperature settings for each.
Guess what? Macs Fan Control isn’t just for OS X. It also lets you manage the fans in Windows running within Boot Camp on your Mac, which works much the same way, and with similar controls– but in Windows.
Macs Fan Control works on Macs with HDDs and SSDs, especially beneficial to MacBook models which are more sensitive to heat issues. Please read the tutorials because it’s very possible to muck up your Mac and make things worse if you don’t know what you’re doing. Macs Fan Control gives you controls you’ve never had before. It’s also priced right.