How to Control Fan Speed on Windows Laptop

How to Control Fan Speed on Windows Laptop

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Every laptop and PC has fans built-into it. You do not have to own a high-end gaming rig or gaming laptop to have fans on your system since all of them heat up.

The fans normally run faster when you boot up a system and then quiet down when startup completes. They will start running again or running faster if you start using your system’s resources more — for example, if you have a lot of tabs open in Chrome.

In the following article, Zapplerepair will explain steps to control the fan speed on Windows laptop devices.

Control Fan Speed using UEFI

The best way to adjusting the control fan speed on Windows devices is is through the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). These following steps is pretty similar on every motherboard even though every UEFI is different.

  1. Reboot your computer and enter the UEFI mode.

To enter the UEFI after restarting, look for directions on your boot screen that detail what key to press to access the UEFI. Most commonly, the F2 or Del key will do the trick.

  1. In the UEFI, locate the setting in the main menu called Smart Fan Mode, Manual Mode, Qfan Control, or something similar. It will showing a list of fans and a curve graph.
  2. Choose the fan you want to control and change the Fan Mode to Manual.
  3. On the left side of the graph is a number denoting the fan speed, and below the graph is the temperature in celsius. When the temperature inside the case reaches the designated temperature, it will cause the fan speed to increase.

  1. Edit And adjust the dots on the fan curve to get your desired fan curve.

  1. Save your settings. Then reboot your computer.

Control Fan Speed using Software

Zapplerepair recommends you two softwares. And between the two, you ought to be able to find an app that can detect your fans, and allow you to change their speed. They are:

Install the app and follow the instructions below to control the fan speed on Windows 10.

  1. SpeedFan

  1. Install SpeedFan and run it.
  2. On the app’s main window, click the ‘Configure’ button.
  3. A new window will open. Go to the Fans tab.
  4. Wait for the app to find and list your fans.
  5. Select the fan you want to control.
  6. Use the response curve to control the fan speed.

Note: Response curve

Fans turn on when your system heats up. The response curve maps heat with fan speed. The hotter the system runs, the faster the fans will run.

  1. HWiNFo

Follow these steps below to control and adjusting the fan speed using HWiNFo.

  1. Run the app and click Sensors on the main window.
  2. Confirm the pop-up message.
  3. A new window will open listing the various sensors on your system. At the bottom there is a fan button. Click it.
  4. A new window will open listing up to three fans. Select one of the active fans.
  5. Click ‘Set manual’ to manually set the speed for the fan.

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