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License: Open source
Total downloads:4,477 (33 last week)
Latest version:2.6
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Download smcFanControl 2.6 for Mac from our software library for free. This free Mac application was originally designed by Henric Holtmann. The size of the latest setup package available is 1.2 MB.

The most frequent installer filenames for the program are:,, and etc. The most popular versions among smcFanControl for Mac users are 2.5, 2.4 and 2.3. The bundle identifier for smcFanControl for Mac is com.eidac.smcFanControl2. Our built-in antivirus scanned this Mac download and rated it as virus free. The application relates to System Tools.

From the developer:

smcFanControl ... Control the fans of every Intel Mac to make it run cooler.
smcFanControl lets the user set the minimum speed of the build in fans. So you can increase your minimum fan speed to make your Intel Mac run cooler. However in order not to damage your machines smcFanControl doesn't let you set a minimum speed to a value below Apple's defaults.

You may want to check out more software for Mac, such as AppDelete, MacUpdate Desktop or Monolingual, which might be related to smcFanControl.


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pauzed 6 years ago

I've used SMC on my macs since 2011. I bought my first new computer, It lasted over 10 years, much in thanks to SMC Fan Control. I believe that toasty hot Mac aluminium laptop life was extended and cooled with SMC. I used this App on every computer I've had since then. I am sure I made a donation at least once and will again soon.

If anyone can help me, My question is...
I don't understand why we have to select one of 3 ODD, HDD, CPU.
It seems the 3 a get the speeds I select in the slide no matter what of the 3 are selected in the circular check "boxes".
Am I missing something? or does it matter?

I have Imac 2010 & 2008 both OS X 10.11.6.
And SMC 2.6 - 2016 is the latest version.

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