Acer Aspire One Fan Control app for Windows

One of the side effects of cramming a whole bunch of electronics into a tiny laptop case is that netbooks can run pretty hot. To help release heat, most manufacturers put a fair number of vents and a fan or two inside the case. And while those fans perform an important function, they can also be a bit loud especially if you’re sitting in a quiet room, like say, a library.

Acer Aspire One Fan Control is a free application for Aspire One users running Windows XP or vista that gives you a bit more control over your fan speed. It displays the current temperature and lets you determine when your fan should turn on and off. 

The developer recently released an updated version that works with the latest BIOS update from Acer. If you’re using Fan Control version 1.0 and you noticed that it stopped working after a recent BIOS upgrade, you’ll want to update to version 1.1.

If you’re using an Eee PC 701, you can control your fan speed (and your CPU speed) using eeectl. You might have some success running eectl on newer Eee PC models, but some users have reported problems with it. If you’ve tried eeectl on an Eee PC 901 or 1000 model, let us know about your experiences in the comments.

via NetbookTech

  • http://liliputing.com/ Brad Linder

    Wow, that's awesome. How does your Eee PC perform at 990MHz? Notice any
    major changes at 2008? And most importantly, do you have a link to the
    custom ini or would you be willing to share it? I haven't used eeectl since
    giving up my old Eee PC 701, but it's good to hear that it sill works on
    newer models.

  • markntravis

    I use EeeCtl with a custom .ini on my 1000H. I have control of the fan, brightness and cpu from 990 to 2008MHz.

  • Dany-69

    It's very very strange that ectl can be used even with the atom processor and a completely new mobo…
    What version are you using now? Can you upload a video un youtube? Tnx :)

  • geep

    wonder why there is not a fan control of Linpus Lite? I used eeectrl on my 701 and it worked great…please someone write this for all of us noisey AAO owners

  • Dany-69

    It's very very strange that ectl can be used even with the atom processor and a completely new mobo…
    What version are you using now? Can you upload a video un youtube? Tnx :)

  • geep

    wonder why there is not a fan control of Linpus Lite? I used eeectrl on my 701 and it worked great…please someone write this for all of us noisey AAO owners

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  • josh

    how do you tell what temperature to keep this at?

  • Ken

    yes i would like to know the same please

  • Ken

    yes i would like to know the same please

  • Hung

    The article is misinforming when it refers to this application as a controller for fan SPEED. In reality, this app simply allows the user to conrol at what TEMP the fan turns on, but not the RPM. For example, you can't choose to have the fan running very slowly and continuously. You either choose “on” or “off.”

  • Pissed off

     DO NOT USE THIS PROGRAM!!! IT MADE MY COMPUTER THINK THAT IT’S BATTERY IS CRITICAL AND EVEN WHEN IT”S PLUGGED IN! IT FUCKED UP MY COMPUTER AND I HAD TO USE MY SYSTEM RESTORE DISK TO FIX THE PROBLEM! FUCK YOU DEVELOPERS!! FUCK YOU!! I LOST ALL OF MY DATA BECAUSE OF YOU!

    • Pali

      true that!