Thinkpad Fan Controller (tpfancontrol)

by shimodax and troubadix

A software application that allows users to control their fan speed on Lenovo Thinkpad laptops.

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: shimodax and troubadix

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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tpfancontrol is a free, open source fan control software for ThinkPad laptops. It allows users to adjust the fan speed of their ThinkPad laptop to a setting of their choice. It is designed to work with the ThinkPad BIOS, allowing users to adjust the fan speed without having to exit the BIOS or reboot the system.


• Control the fan speed of your ThinkPad laptop with a simple GUI interface.
• Set the fan speed manually or have the fan speed automatically adjust based on the system temperature.
• Override the default BIOS settings for the fan speed.
• Save fan speed settings for multiple profiles.
• Create custom fan speed profiles for different usage scenarios.
• Monitor the system temperature in real-time.
• Receive notifications when the system temperature reaches a certain threshold.
• Automatically enable or disable the fan when the system is in use.
• Keep the fan running even when the system is idle or asleep.
• Configure the fan speed settings directly from the command line.
• Run tpfancontrol as a background service.
• Automatically start tpfancontrol when the system is booted.
• Supports multiple ThinkPad models.
• Open source and free to use.

tpfancontrol allows users to customize and monitor the fan speed on their Thinkpad laptop, improving system performance and reducing fan noise.

System Requirements

• Windows 10, 8.1, 7, Vista, or XP

• Minimum of 200 MB of free disk space

Hardware Requirements

• ThinkPad Laptop
• Compatible model numbers include:
- X200, X201, X220, X230, X240, X250, X260, T400, T410, T420, T430, T440, T450, T460, T470, T480, T490, T510, T520, T530, T540, T550, T560, W500, W510, W520, W530, W540, W541, W550, W701, W701ds, W710, W720, W730, W731, W740, W750, W800, W810, W820, W830, W840, W850, W900, W901, W940, W950, W960

Software Requirements

• ThinkPad Fan Controller (tpfancontrol)
• Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 or later
• A compatible version of the ACPI driver from the Lenovo website

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Archie F.

TPFanControl is a software application that enables users to control fan speed on Thinkpad laptops. It allows users to manually adjust the fan threshold and set profiles for different usage scenarios. It also offers detailed fan status information, as well as support for multiple Thinkpad models.
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Aidan Z.

I have been using the Thinkpad Fan Controller software for a few months and have found it to be a great tool for managing the fan speed on my laptop. It is easy to use and the user interface is intuitive. It allows me to control the fan speed manually and set up thresholds to automatically adjust the fan speed. I have also been able to customize the fan profile to my preferences. Overall, the software has been very useful in keeping my laptop running cool and stable. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a way to better manage their laptop's fan speed.
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Theo Bado

I have been using tpfancontrol for several months now and have found it to be an effective way to control the fan speed on my Thinkpad laptop. It's simple to set up and intuitive to use, allowing you to easily adjust the fan speed slider. It also allows for customized temperature and fan speed profiles, which I find particularly useful. The software also provides useful information on the temperature of various components, helping to identify any potential problems.
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