Guide to change fan speeds in Windows 10

Since the fans of your computer continue to be annoying (even after cleaning them), you are now looking for a solution on the Internet to solve the problem. In the following lines we will talk in detail about how to change the fan speed in Windows 10 if you are a PC owner with the operating system of Microsoft.


Before we get to the heart of our new tutorial today, we need to make a brief but important introduction. The fan speed control could cause serious damage to internal components of the computer, then we recommend to operate with extreme caution. In addition, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to your machine after reading the next steps.

How to change the fan speed in Windows 10 from UEFI

The first method we propose to check the fan speed on your Windows 10 PC is to exploit the UEFI. It is a software that provides a series of functions to access the computer hardware and peripherals integrated into the motherboard by the operating system and programs. From here you can also control the speed of fan.

As each interface differs from model to computer model, we suggest you consider our dedicated guides how to enter the BIOS or UEFI on any PC.

Alternatively, follow the instructions given in the user manual included in the package together with the PC. Alternatively, you can download a copy in PDF format from the appropriate page of the official website of the manufacturer. We leave you below some useful links to access the right section.

How to change the fan speed in Windows 10 using utility

Some models of high-end PC (especially gaming) implement suites developed by the same manufacturers that allow you to manage some settings related to hardware components, including the ability to adjust the speed of the fans. Among the most famous companies there are ASUSAcer and MSI.

How to change the fan speed in Windows 10 using SpeedFan

If you have not been able to access the UEFI or you have the old BIOS or your laptop or PC Desktop does not have an adjustment utility, then you can use SpeedFan. It is a completely free program that allows you to keep under control the temperatures of the various hardware parts of the PC (including processor and graphics card). In addition to this, it is possible to manage the fan speed to be able to keep them stabilized.

If you are experienced, then follow the steps below:

  • Open the default browser on your Windows PC (eg. ChromeFirefox or Edge ), connect to the Internet site of SpeedFan and press the link SpeedFan x.xx highlighted in blue that can be found under Downloads.
  • Once the installation is complete, start the software from the link created on the desktop and wait for the end of the scan made by the program.
  • From the Hint window, check the box next to do not show again (to no longer display the message) and press the Close button to continue.
  • The first tab displayed by the software is Readings. Within this you can see in the foreground the temperatures of the individual processor cores, the general one of the chip, that of the graphics card (both integrated and dedicated) and those of the various storage media inserted or present inside the computer (eg hard drives, SSDs and USB sticks). In addition to this, you can find the fan speed in real time (expressed in RPM ) next to the CPU Fan item, the percentage of GPU usage always in real time and the Minimize and Configure buttons(the first to close the software in the status bar and the second to access the Settings). Finally, there is the option Automatic fan speed that, once activated through the appropriate box, allows the software to automatically set the fan speed. The remaining tabs in SpeedFan do not interest us in this tutorial.
  • Remaining in Readings, follow the procedure indicated a short time ago to allow the software to do its job, that is to automatically manage the speed of the fans. After a few minutes you should notice a decrease in the noise of the fans and a stabilization of the temperatures.

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