MacFan version 0.1 has been released! It allows control of fans for all
non-iMac models of Intel based Macs.
Usage is simple: Run the program once with no arguments if you need to know
how many fans are in your machine and the minimum and maximum speeds those
fans can be set to. If you do so, you will be informed that MacFan.exe has
stopped working (this will be fixed in the next release) and then you can
run it again with the speed you want to set the fans to as arguments. Of
course, if you already know the acceptable ranges for your fans you can go
ahead and run the program right away with the speeds you desire. For
example, to set both fans in a MacBook Pro to 3000 rpm you would type:
MacFan.exe 3000 3000
For MacPro users, control of the Power Supply Fan is currently not working.
Make sure you always pass 0 as the fourth argument in order to not attempt
to control the power supply fan. Passing anything except 0 as the speed for
your 4th fan could result in damage to your computer. Proper control of the
power supply fan or removal of the 4th argument if it is not possible will
be included in the next release.
I will be releasing a version soon enabling those with iMacs to easily
provide me with the information to add support for them. Before then, if any
iMac user happens to know the number of fans and minimum and maximum speeds
for their model, let me know and I can add support right away.
I hope you find MacFan useful!