This Handy Tool Keeps Your Laptop’s Fan Under Control

This Handy Tool Keeps Your Laptop’s Fan Under Control

Unfortunately, Speed Fan doesn’t always accommodate the specialised hardware you often find in a notebook — that’s where Notebook Fan Control, or NBFC for short, can save the day.

The UX32VD and UX31A are notorious for their temperamental fans (well fan in the case of the latter), and trying to control them via the usually utilities just doesn’t work. I personally own a 32VD and while the fan isn’t too bad, I did find it frustrating that the usual batch of fan control programs didn’t want anything to do with my machine.

A user by the name of “Grantig” on the Computer Base forums took the time to create a program that can handle more modern notebooks, including the aforementioned ASUS models.

That said, the range of systems it does support is generous, but not extensive — here’s the full list:

Acer Aspire 1410
Acer Aspire 1810T
Acer Aspire 1810TZ
Acer Aspire 1825PTZ
Acer Aspire 7735
Acer Aspire LT-10Q
Acer Aspire One AO531h
Acer Aspire One AO751h
Acer Aspire One AOA110
Acer Aspire One AOA150
Acer Aspire S3
Acer TravelMate 7730G
Asus F5SR
Asus M52VA
Asus N550JV
Asus N56VZ
Asus Vivobook S400CA
Asus Zenbook UX31A
Asus Zenbook UX32A
Asus Zenbook UX32VD
Asus Zenbook UX51VZA
ESPRIMO Mobile V5505
Gateway LT31
HP Compaq 615
HP Compaq 625
HP Compaq 8710p
HP EliteBook 2760p
HP EliteBook 8560p
HP EliteBook 8760w
HP Pavilion dv6
HP ProBook 4530s
HP ProBook 4535s
HP ProBook 4540s
HP ProBook 4710s
HP ProBook 6460b
HP ProBook 6465b
HP ProBook 6560b
Lenovo x121e 30515YG
Lenovo Yoga 13 2191
Medion Akoya P6630
Packard Bell DOA150
Packard Bell DOTMA
Packard Bell DOTMU
Packard Bell DOTVR46
Packard Bell ENBFT
PackardBell Easynote TJ65
Sony Vaio SVE1711
Sony Vaio SVT1312M1ES

That said, all the configuration files are stored in XML, so it is possible to come up with your own, if you’re willing to figure out the inner workings of your notebook’s embedded controller.

[Vorstellung] NoteBook FanControl (NBFC) [Computer Base]

Download Notebook Fan Control [SkyDrive]

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