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Macs Fan Control 1.5, introducing Pro version


Our extremely popular Macs Fan Control app now gets even better: Pro version with presets for advanced users, major UI improvements and more stability.

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Classic Mac Pro (5,1): Upgrade Wi-Fi to 802.11ac and Bluetooth to 4.0


Classic Mac Pro 5,1 (also 4,1 upgraded to 5,1) features only Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth 2.1. Here’re main reasons why you want to upgrade Wi-Fi to 802.11ac and Bluetooth to 4.0:

  • You get Continuity, Handoff and new AirDrop working natively
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac is insanely fast, Bluetooth 4.0 is more reliable, secure and way quicker
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina no longer supports old BCM94322MC Wi-Fi card so Wi-Fi will not work there
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Boot Camp and Windows 10 1903 (May Update)


Problem: the latest Windows 10 update 1903 runs into BSOD (Blue screen of death) with error message WDF_VIOLATION on some mac models (MacBook Pro 2010/2011, MacBook Air 2011, Mac Mini 2012, iMac 2010/2011 and some others). This fatal failure occurs when Windows is already loaded and system tries to start Apple Boot Camp Utility (BootCamp.exe). This tool is responsible for controlling screen brightness, volume, functional keys, backlit, etc with Apple keyboard. On some machines crash happens only if you try to start our Macs Fan Control app.

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Fix Boot Camp Control panel doesn't see macOS drive/partition


Problem: Boot Camp Control panel on Windows 10 doesn’t display macOS drive/partition which you could select to boot into.

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Classic Mac Pro (5,1): installing Windows 10, switching between macOS Mojave & Windows without boot screen


Classic Mac Pro 5,1 (or simply cMP, also 4,1 upgraded to 5,1) is now considered by Apple as vintage. It’s pretty disappointing considering how capable and upgradable these machines still are. Installing Windows is no longer officially supported, but it’s completely possible though not quite easy.

Another challenge is that macOS Mojave 10.14 now implies using Metal-capable GPU while most of them are not able to display Apple boot menu (which you normally see holding the Option key) required to boot into Windows. Basicaly your screen remains black until macOS is loaded. Well, some EFI bootable cards that support boot menu exist but they are released almost 10 years ago and are really outdated. What is more, none of them supports displaying of boot menu with 4k 60hz monitor connected.

This guide is for those who want macOS Mojave + Windows 10 + modern GPU (in our case Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580 8GB).

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Fan control on Apple computers equipped with T2 chip on Windows (via Boot Camp)


For years our wonderful Macs Fan Control app has been helping thousands of people to monitor temperatures and take control over fans on Apple computers. Additional possibility of running the app under Windows (installed via Boot Camp) has always been an extra cool thing. The introduction of the new T2 security chip makes it currently impossible for the app to work under Windows (iMac Pro and MacBook Pro 2018).

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Fan control in the new iMac Pro


Good news for happy owners of Apple iMac Pro! Thе current version of Macs Fan Control (1.4.10) supports the new iMac Pro and correctly controls its enormous dual-fan cooler (both fans are synchronized). The app displays all available temperature sensors along with new twin SSDs.

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Switching to GitHub for support


Good news! We has discontinued our phpBB forum and moved support tickets to the GitHub issue tracker. GitHub issues is nowadays the best way to deal with bugs, feature requests and technical support problems.

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Welcome to our new website!

The CrystalIDEA website was completely revamped with a fresh new look. The cleaner user interface should be easier to read, and responsive for small screens, making it much easier to access the information you need.

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Our site has learned to speak securely


When you’re browsing our new https site, you should see a small lock icon next to the site’s name, as seen below in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox:

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