Fan Control in Windows 11: How to Control Your Fan Speed

All you need to know about PC Fan control

by Kazim Ali Alvi
Kazim Ali Alvi
Kazim Ali Alvi
Kazim has always been fond of technology, be it scrolling through the settings on his iPhone, Android device, or Windows PC. He's specialized in hardware devices, always ready... read more
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  • A lot of users have wanted to control the computer fan in Windows 11, however, they can't seem to find the right way for it.
  • You can either control the fan using a tool provided by the OEM via the BIOS settings or use a third-party tool.
  • Also, find out about the fan speed and how it affects the system.
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You may have had to shut down the system at least once due to overheating, or it may have turned off itself. We have all been there. But what if you can manually control the fan in Windows 11 for optimal results?

Most of you would be thrilled to control the fan speed manually, but it’s not that simple. Instead, you will have to find the correct application to control the speed and reduce overheating, like cooling software.

In the following sections, we will list the various methods to get the right tool to monitor and control your PC fan as you wish.

How do I reduce the fan noise on Windows 11?

There are various ways to control the fan noise on a Windows 11 laptop. Below are some of the easy methods:

  • Via power settings: Your power settings can significantly add to your Windows 11 fan speed problem. To get this under control, switch to either the Best power efficiency or the Balanced plan instead of high performance.
  • Clearing of air vents: When the Windows 11 air vents are blocked by dust and debris, it can increase fan noise. The solution here is to clear the dirt using a vacuum or other suitable methods.
  • Using a fan control tool: You can still experience high fan noise in some cases despite using the best power plan and cleaning the vents. In this case, you need to use a control tool to keep the noise in check. There is the option of using the tool released by OEM for your PC or fan control software for Windows 11.

How can I control the fan speed on a PC?

1. Use the software released by the OEM to control fan speed

  1. Press Windows + S to launch the Search menu.
  2. Enter System Information in the text field at the top and click on the relevant search result that appears.System information
  3. Locate the System Manufacturer and System Model the in the System Summary tab.Check computer name and model
  4. Next, go to Google or any other effective search engine, and search for the fan control software in Windows 11 using the Manufacturer’s name and model followed by Fan Control Utility as the keywords.Search for fan control utility in Windows 11
  5. Next, open the OEM’s website, locate the relevant utility and download it.
  6. Locate the downloaded file and double-click on it to launch the installer.
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

After installing the software, you can start controlling the computer fan and set it to run at the desired speed.

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2. Control fan speed on Windows 11 in BIOS

You can easily control fan speed on PC through BIOS. Controlling the PC fan from the BIOS is both time-consuming as well as an intricate affair. You have to be careful while making the changes since a minor lapse can prove fatal for the computer.

1. Navigate to the desktop and press Alt + F4 to launch the Shut Down Windows box.

2. Select Shut down from the dropdown menu and click on OK at the bottom.

Enter BIOS to control fan in Windows 11

3. Next, press the Power button to turn on the computer.

4. As soon the screen lights up, press Esc or F12 key (depending on the computer settings) to enter the BIOS.

5. Navigate through the different options (Advanced, Overclocking, or something similar) and look for settings related to the computer fan.

6. After finding the relevant options, you can now control the computer fan and run it at the desired speed for optimal results.

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The previous steps will be different for various computer manufacturers. However, with a basic concept idea, you can navigate to the relevant section and make the changes.

Note: do not change any other settings unless you know the results.

3. Download a third-party utility to control the fan speed on Windows 11

  1. Go to the GitHub page of Fan Control, scroll down, and click on Download the latest archive under Installation.Download fan control
  2. Navigate to the folder where the downloaded file (.zip format) is stored, right-click on it, and select Extract all from the context menu.Extrack Fan Control files
  3. Choose a destination to store the files and click on Extract in the window that appears.
  4. Open the folder where the extracted files are stored, and double-click on the FanControl.exe file to launch the app.Launch fan control in Windows 11
  5. Choose the appropriate response in case a warning pops up, and then click on Yes in the UAC (User Account Control) prompt that appears.
  6. Let the Fan Control app scan the system and choose the relevant response when prompted.
  7. After scanning, it will list all the fans connected to the system under Controls and their subsequent running speed under Speeds.Fan control app in Windows 11
  8. You can now make the relevant changes to the fan speed and set it to the desired value.

Fan Control is one of the best open-source third-party utilities available in the market and is free to use. It offers a simple interface and allows users to quickly change the settings and control the fans in Windows 11.

That’s all there is to know about PC fan control in Windows 11. Before controlling and modifying the fan speed, do thorough research to understand the required settings.

You can also check the best available fans in the market if you are facing trouble with the installed one.

Tell us which of the above methods worked for you or whether you want to choose a utility not listed here in the comments section below.

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