A cross-platform fan control service for many different notebook models

NoteBook FanControl

NoteBook FanControl

  -  2.21 MB  -  Open Source
  • Latest Version

    NoteBook FanControl 1.6.3 LATEST

  • Review by

    Michael Reynolds

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64

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  • Author / Product

    Stefan Hirschmann / External Link

  • Filename


NoteBook FanControl is a utility software designed to monitor and control the fan speed of your laptop to optimize its cooling system. It offers users the ability to manually adjust fan speeds, allowing for better temperature management and potentially extending the lifespan of your laptop's hardware components.

NoteBook FanControl Screenshot 1

You can control the fan speed of your laptop with this software called “NoteBook FanControl.” The installation process is fast and simple too. After that is done, the app’s icon is added to the taskbar of your computer. Click on the icon to start the application. The first time you do this, a simple-looking window will pop up.

Configure the Fan Speed

Using the upper toolbar, you can choose from several different configurations which coincide with the make and model of your laptop.

The application is compatible with many popular laptop brands, including Sony, Lenovo, Packard Bell, HP, Dell, ASUS, and Acer. If you go to the dedicated section which is on the GitHub page of the application, you can find out if this utility supports your laptop or not.

Presets & Control Integration

Before the service can begin, you must select a preset configuration. After you do that, the fan control service can be activated or deactivated. You can also modify the speed of the fan with an easy-to-use slider which is found in the center of the window.

Another thing NoteBook FanControl gives you is a live reading of the CPU temperature and fan speed.

Productivity is not Impacted

You can configure the application to run automatically as soon as you start the system. Once you minimize or close the main window, the application will stay in the system tray area.

If you want the tray icon of the application to have a different color, you can go to the Settings sections to perform this action.

Overall, the tool is a simple application for controlling the cooling system of your laptop.

Main Features
  • Fan Speed Control: Allows users to manually adjust fan speeds to maintain optimal temperatures.
  • Temperature Monitoring: Provides real-time temperature readings of various hardware components.
  • Custom Profiles: Users can create custom fan speed profiles based on specific usage scenarios or preferences.
  • System Tray Integration: Offers easy access to fan control settings directly from the system tray.
  • Compatibility: Supports a wide range of laptop models and hardware configurations.
User Interface

It features a simple and intuitive user interface, with clear options for adjusting fan speeds and monitoring temperatures.

NoteBook FanControl Screenshot 2

The main window displays relevant information such as current fan speed, temperature readings, and active profiles, making it easy for users to navigate and customize settings.

Installation and Setup

Installation of this tool is straightforward, with a guided setup process that prompts users to select their laptop model and configure initial settings. Once installed, the software integrates seamlessly into the system and can be accessed from the system tray.

How to Use
  • Launch the app after installation.
  • Select your laptop model from the available options.
  • Customize fan speed settings as desired or choose from pre-configured profiles.
  • Monitor temperature readings to ensure optimal performance and cooling.
  • Save profiles for easy access and apply them based on usage requirements.

Is FanControl tool compatible with my laptop model?
It supports a wide range of laptop models, but it's recommended to check the compatibility list on the official website for specific details.

Can NoteBook FanControl damage my laptop's hardware?
When used responsibly, the tool is unlikely to cause any damage to your laptop's hardware. However, it's essential to monitor temperatures and avoid setting fan speeds too high.

Does FanControl work with macOS?
The program is primarily designed for Windows-based laptops and is not compatible with macOS.

Will using NoteBook FanControl void my laptop's warranty?
Adjusting fan speeds using this tool may void your laptop's warranty, so it's essential to use it at your own risk.

Can I revert to default fan settings after using NoteBook FanControl?
Yes, you can revert to default fan settings by uninstalling FanControl or restoring your laptop's BIOS settings.


SpeedFan: Offers similar fan control features but may be less user-friendly.

HWiNFO: Provides comprehensive hardware monitoring capabilities, including fan speed control.

Open Hardware Monitor: A free and open-source option for monitoring hardware components, including fan speeds.


The tool is available as FREEWARE, offering users full access to its features at no cost.

System Requirements
  • Windows operating system (compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8 or 7)
  • Compatible laptop model (refer to compatibility list for details)
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Customizable fan speed profiles
  • Real-time temperature monitoring
  • Wide compatibility with laptop models
  • Freeware with no cost to users
  • May void laptop warranty
  • Limited features compared to some alternatives
  • Windows-only support
  • No longer updated on the official GitHub website

  • NoteBook FanControl 1.6.3 Screenshots

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    NoteBook FanControl 1.6.3 Screenshot 1
  • NoteBook FanControl 1.6.3 Screenshot 2

What's new in this version:

- Support for Intel CoffeeLake, ApolloLake and AMD Ryzen CPUs (thanks @dan-and)
- Support for AMD Puma CPUs
- Support for many new notebook models
- ec-probe now supports colored output
- Improved settings file handling
- Lots of stability improvements and bugfixes