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How to Increase Laptop Fan Speed in Windows 10

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Written by Kelly Houstan

Your laptop and your desktop both actually have fans built into them in order to keep your system cool. If your system overheats, then it might damage your hardware. In the event your system overheats, basically it will normally shut down. However, that doesn’t guarantee your hardware won’t be damaged actually. So if you want to take your system’s cooling into your own hands, then you can set a custom fan speed for your system as well. Just read this article to know all about How to Increase Laptop Fan Speed in Windows 10.

Fan control on Windows 10

Before you guys decide to set a custom fan speed for your system. You guys should know that this isn’t something you should tinker along with if you don’t know what you’re actually doing.

Setting the speed too low, or also too high might damage your system. Or cause it to use more power than it normally does as well.

How to Increase Laptop Fan Speed in Windows 10

CPU fan speed control with SpeedFan

The go-to app to set a custom fan speed on Windows 10 is SpeedFan. It’s a really great app, however, in some cases, your system’s fans may not show up in the Fan tab actually.

Just download and install the app. On the Readings tab, press the Configure button. Make sure you heed each and every single warning the app gives you. In the Configure window, head to the Fans tab. Your fans ought to be listed there, and also you can then set a custom speed for them.

HWiNFO PC fan speed controller

You have to download and install HWiNFO. Choose the Sensors Only option, and run the app. It will basically warn you that running the app will impact your system. You guys may not see it for all systems actually. I got it for mine since it has an Embedded Controller sensor and it may also be the reason why SpeedFan didn’t work for me actually. Regardless, be mindful of your system’s resources and how they’re being used as well.

When the app is running, press the fan button at the bottom. This will basically open the HWiNFO Fan Control window. It will list the fans that are installed on your system as well. If the controls for a fan are inactive, then it means you don’t have that specific fan installed. Such as in the screenshot below, Fan 3 is inactive as my system only has two fans.

speed controller

In order to set a custom fan speed to enter the maximum speed, and then tap Set Manual. If you want to set a custom auto speed click Custom Auto. Choose the PCH sensor in order to get the temperature of your system to triggering the fan speed and then enter the temperature and the speed. That the fan should run when your system reaches that temperature actually. Click Ok, in order to exit the window. On the main app window, Tap the blue cross button at the bottom right in order to save the changes. If your system starts experiencing unexpected shutdowns, reset your fan to default as well.

Change fan settings on Windows 10 via the control panel

Windows 10 has a built-in feature in order to change the laptop fan speed. All you guys have to access is your control panel and just follow these steps;

  • First, just open “Control Panel” and then tap on “Hardware and Sound,” and then “Power Options.” A new window will appear as well.
  • Tap on “Change Plan Settings,” and then “Change Advanced Power Settings.” The “Power Options” dialog box will appear now.
  • In the “Advanced Settings” tab, just tap on the “Processor Power Management” associated with a plus symbol. In order to open an options submenu.
  • Choose “System Cooling Policy” from the submenu.
  • Tap on the down arrow under “System Cooling Policy” in order to reveal a drop-down menu.
  • Now choose “Active” from the drop-down menu in order to increase the speed of your CPU’s cooling fan.
  • Then click “Apply” and then “OK.”


Well, That all from my side. If you want to know more about this article or have any queries. Then feel free to ask me anything in the comments section below.

Have a Good Day!

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