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Feature Request: Fan Profiles

Posted: 12 Aug 2013, 21:14
by foozelz
Macs Fan Control is probably the best application out there that helps with the cooling of my MacBook Pro. But I was wondering if you can implement a way to put profiles in, so that if I wanted to, I could click a profile that says "Rendering" and it would set the RPM and it would stay at that RPM until I go back and click the controlled preference.

EDIT: Also, is there a way to set the min RPM above the minimum? So instead of 2000 for the MBP, I could set it to 2300 RPM.

Re: Feature Request: Fan Profiles

Posted: 12 Aug 2013, 21:31
by Steven
Hi,

Thanks, yes! This is number one feature to be done soon.

Re: Feature Request: Fan Profiles

Posted: 14 Aug 2013, 20:37
by Steven
Scheduled for 1.2 version

Re: Feature Request: Fan Profiles

Posted: 04 Jun 2014, 08:41
by Steven
In progress

Re: Feature Request: Fan Profiles

Posted: 04 Aug 2014, 07:28
by Steven
Sorry, scheduled for 2.0 version :(

Re: Feature Request: Fan Profiles

Posted: 23 Mar 2015, 21:33
by Steven
Nice idea for further improvement: app-based profiles that switch automatically when certain apps run

Re: Feature Request: Fan Profiles

Posted: 29 Nov 2015, 16:35
by sappa
I find that multiple profile are a nice idea. App based profile are useful but the usage of some app has a very changing load for the cpu (eg Photoshop). So I suggest to implement manual profile in order to let the user set the RPM.
Three profile are enough: default, medium and high. The RPM for each can be modified from the user.
Finally the user change the current profile by left-clicking on the menu bar icon-> profiles-> and then he get it 8-)

Another suggestion (that is OT i knew) is to remove the C or the F letter from the menu bar. The menu bar even if you have a 27' iMac, it is short. So I think that deleting that letter it wont be confusing.
And the last I promise, the temperature font size could be bigger, just a little be :oops:

Thanks a lot for the must to have app :Bravo:

Re: Feature Request: Fan Profiles

Posted: 25 Jan 2016, 13:36
by spmetas
Steven wrote:
Nice idea for further improvement: app-based profiles that switch automatically when certain apps run

+1

currently I use program Palua, which switches Function keys to Function or Normal brightness/volume mode depending on program running. Thus on Terminal, VNC or RDP I always have Function keys without need to press Fn.
Also I noticed that there are GPU or CPU hungry programs, detecting which could prevent from Temp rise before fans actually goes up.

Re: Feature Request: Fan Profiles

Posted: 14 Aug 2016, 18:39
by johndough247
I Would love to see both app-based and manual profiles as I (and most likely some other people) have a need for both (Using a 2010 12-Core Mac Pro)

In OSX, I do music production and would rather have the fans increase RPM only when crucial to reduce background noise when possible, and to keep the tower quiet for light use, so I think an always-on fan manual profile (with a graph based approach similar to overclocking Windows apps like MSI afterburner) would work here. I haven't encountered overheating issues yet, but I do feel the default apple profile takes longer to kick in and would rather start more aggressive cooling at a lower temp to keep my computer's parts from failing over the long run.

In Windows, I do some gaming and would rather an app-triggered profile (again with a graph, but not as necessary here) to run when certain always-intensive games are executed. Again, this machine helps pay the bills and would like to keep in running strong for longer (plus I live in the Tropics, room not always A/C) so cooler temps are key.