Acer Aspire One Fan Control is a program for Acer Aspire laptops that lets you control the speed of the built-in fan of the device.
A friend recently contacted me and told me that the fan of his Acer Aspire One laptop made him go nuts. He felt that it was way too loud and wanted to know if there was a program to reduce the noise that the netbook, or more precisely the fan that Acer put into it, makes.
I quickly found the Acer Aspire One Fan Control utility which proved to be very useful in this regard.
While the software program was not able to regulate the fan speed directly, it was able to set the temperature threshold so that the fan kicks in at a higher temperature level.
What this means is that it manipulates the values responsible for determining whether to turn on the fan or not. If you increase the temperature threshold by a couple degrees, it may be enough to stop the fan from running partially or at all.
Acer Aspire One Fan Control works on computer systems running Windows XP or Windows Vista. It will place itself in the Windows system tray upon execution.
A click on that icon displays a status bar that lists information about the current CPU temperature and options to set the fan on and off temperatures. Finding the right setting for those may take some time as it largely depends on the climate but also the stability (meaning a silent system that always crashes is not the right solution) of the computer system.
Users who do not own an Acer Aspire One but would still like to reduce the noise their computer makes might want to read articles like Hard Drive Noise Reduction, Create Video Card Profiles To Save Power And Reduce Noise or Lower Video Card noise by reducing the fan speed.
Acer Aspire One Fan Control is a free download and should only be executed on Acer Aspire One models.
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