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October 10, 2013 // 6:25 pm - Following up on the previous update and his PS3 4.50 CFW release, today PlayStation 3 homebrew developer Habib returns with PS3 Control Fan Utility 2.00 (unofficial) for PS3 CFW 4.50 with the changes below.

Download: controlfan 2.00 WITH / controlfan 2.00 WITH (Mirror) / controlfan 2.00 WITH (Mirror #2) / by adygt / (Resigned for Rogero 4.30 v2.05) by jonnyjaeger

To quote: Hey guys i thought to share src and update fan control utility


1. added 4.46 cex
2. added 4.50 cex
3. added 4.41 dex (not tested now cause no dex here)
4. added dex 4.46 (not tested cause no dex here.dex 4.46=rebug rex 4.46 dex mode)


1. hermes (real first dev of this app)
2. rancid-o for payloads
3. to my ps3 to test

Control Fan Utility 'Quiet' (lowered min speed restriction in mode 2) by adygt

What is this?

It's just a recompiled version of this great utility (v. 2.00 by Habib is the base) to provide a quieter version to those who find the safety limit in mode 2 (lowest possible speed - 0x5F) a little too strict and noisy, provided that their PS3 can handle a little bit of extra heat.

What are the differences to the stock version?

  • the lowest speed restriction in mode 2 (manual fan control mode) is 0x4F
  • 0x5A is the default speed in mode 2
  • reversed the order of mode selection (stock order: Payload --> max fan speed --> SYSCON (system default) --> manual fan control, new order: Payload --> manual fan control --> SYSCON --> max fan speed - thanks for the suggestion jonnyjaeger !

Everything else remains untouched.

NOTE: Since the safety limit was lowered, it is now much easier to cause the PS3 to overheat and/or get an YLOD! This is intended only for those who think their PS3 can handle a bit more of extra heat in exchange for less noise. Use this at your own risk. I am in no way responsible of frying your PS3 or anything else that might happen by using this application.

All credits go to Estwald, many thanks for making this possible! Big thanks goes to Rancid-o for the payloads and, of course, to habib for porting this to 4.50 and releasing the sources! If in the future comes out a new version of this utility for a possible new firmware, I will eventually update this thread with the newest one.

Works fine on my Rebug REX 4.46. I hope some of you enjoy

PS3 Fan Control Utility 2.00 for PS3 CFW 4.50 by Habib is Released

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#17 - goncalodoom - May 18, 2013 // 6:30 am
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My PS3 YLOD when exiting this app, with iris manager its fine btw i'm using rebug 4.41

#16 - PS4 News - May 17, 2013 // 2:46 pm
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Following up on his previous revision, today Spanish PlayStation 3 developer Estwald released PS3 Fan Control Utility v1.7 which now supports up to PS3 CFW 4.41 with details below.

Download: Control_Fan_Utility_v1.7.rar / Control Fan Utility v1.7 (Silent) (min speed lowered to 0x4f) / by adygt

To quote, roughly translated: Uploaded version 1.7, which theoretically supports all PS3 firmwares (If you see a problem, and I correct red phone )

Fan Control Utility v1.7 Changelog:

Accepted CEX/DEX based CFW's

  • 3.41
  • 3.55
  • 4.21
  • 4.30
  • 4.31
  • 4.40
  • 4.41

For those unaware, PlayStation 3 Control Fan Utility is an application that let you set the speed of the fan for your PS3 console or install a payload that runs behind games and controls the fan speed to keep the temperature under a certain reading.

The utility is intended to work on CFW CEX/DEX 3.41, 3.55, 4.21, 4.30, 4.31, 4.40 and 4.41. There has been expanded support for more CEX Based CFW's in recent updates like support for CFW 4.41 and all DEX firmwares. Rebug 4.30.2 DREX works just fine in DEX mode as well.

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#15 - StanSmith - May 16, 2013 // 1:47 am
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I found out its NOT this control fan software, its IrisManager that did it. I used MultiMan and nothing happened, I loaded up IrisManager and it started flashing yellow.

#14 - windrider42 - May 16, 2013 // 1:33 am
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Be careful StanSmith.. you never know if it will cause issues with fan running faster for longer periods of time. Hopefully the dev has insight on it.

#13 - StanSmith - May 16, 2013 // 12:53 am
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I've noticed when the fan goes a little faster ever since I installed this I now get a yellow flashing light when playing games. Its goes green then yellow then green etc. Even when its shutting down it goes red, yellow, red, yellow until it turns off then its just red.
Is this a feature of this software or is this PS3 about to YLOD on me?

When I'm using Showtime and watching movies for ages its all good as that doesn't overheat but when I play a game, give it about 5 mins and it starts flashing yellow. It doesn't turn off or crash, its all good. I exited the game fine, I shutdown fine, it just flashes yellow and there is nothing I can find that says thats part of this fan process or its ok this is happening.

It also only started since I installed this. I changed modes then left it on payload.

#12 - imranulferdoues - May 10, 2013 // 8:02 am
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Its an awesome application. Thanks so much Estwald.

#11 - valandys - May 10, 2013 // 6:44 am
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I have freezing on rebug 4.31 only I try to install big pkg file. No other problem I have see.

#10 - windrider42 - May 10, 2013 // 1:52 am
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Personally I think the fan mod is better than fan mod software. But just my own 2 cents.

#9 - bassembb - May 10, 2013 // 12:30 am
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i got some freezing too try multiman then fan control then any thing!! it works with no freezing that way im on roger 4.40 v1.03.

#8 - valandys - May 9, 2013 // 11:09 pm
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Hi the PS3 Fan Control Utility it is amazing. But I have some problems. I am on rebug 4.31 I put the normal mode then run the multiman then run the fan control if I try to install a pkg file after a little time the ps3 freezing and I must to close the ps3 from the back button.

thank you.