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February 12, 2014 // 10:40 pm - Following up on the previous revision and his SEN Enabler v5.4.0 update, today PlayStation 3 developer Evilnat (aka Nathan_r32_69) added 4.55 PS3 CFW support to Estwald's Control Fan Utility alongside a Fan Control / NOGUI v2.03 Mod by aldostools and a Control Fan Utility v1.94 Mod by Baxalo with details below.

Download: Control Fan [PKG+SRC].rar / Fan Control v2.03 / Fan Control-NOGUI v2.03 / Fan Control Utility (ISO/ NO GUI) 2.03 (faniso.rar) by aldostools / Control Fan Utility v1.94 by Baxalo / Gamesonic Control Fan Utility[PKG+SRC].rar (Gamesonic Control Fan Utility 2.0 Italian version) by franzes80

To quote: Here is Control Fan Utility for CFW 4.55, I tested it personally and worked fine.

Thanks to Estwald for his awesome tool.


  • Added support for CFW 4.55


PD: Sorry for a simple thread, but it doesn't have too much data.

Update: Fan Control Utility (ISO/No GUI) 2.03 by aldostools

This is an unofficial version of Fan Control Utility by Estwald that auto-quits immediately to XMB after set the fan policy. Hold X for 10 seconds to enable the GUI. The settings will be saved in the internal HDD, if the included PKG is installed and dev_hdd0/game/CTRLFAN00/fan_speed.dat exists.

New in 2.03:

  • Added payload 4.55CEX from Estwald's official Iris Manager 2.90.

Note: The AUTOBOOT.ISO for COBRA 7 auto-quits. There are 2 PKG files: one has no GUI, the other always shows the GUI. If you use 4.46 COBRA 7, you can use the Dynamic Fan Control option in webMAN 1.29

Credits: Thanks to Estwald for the payload for 4.55CEX, PS3L1GHT environment and the open source project. Thanks to HABIB for the payloads for 4.46/4.50/4.53CEX.

Gamesonic Control Fan Utility 2.0 (Italian version)

Guys here is my latest work, I updated the control utility fan fixing many bugs and translating it in Italian.


  • Added 4.55 payload
  • Fixed bug that caused the flameout on cfw 4.46 rebug and 4.53 habib
  • Fixed bugs of missing audio after setting the control fan on cfw 4.50
  • Fully translated into Italian.

Thank you: Estwald, Habib. Guys if help me won't be translated into all languages.

PS3 Fan Control Utility for PS3 CFW 4.55 by Nathan_r32_69 Arrives

PS3 Fan Control Utility for PS3 CFW 4.55 by Nathan_r32_69 Arrives

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#37 - PS4 News - July 12, 2013 // 5:02 pm
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Following up on the previous release, today Italian PlayStation 3 developer Alexander has made available PS3 Control Fan Utility 1.8.1 followed by a fixed PKG with the changes below.

Download: ControlFanUtility1.8.1AlexanderPS3MOD.pkg / PS3 Fan Control Utility v1.8.1 PS3Mod (Fixed PKG)

To quote, roughly translated: Italian developer Alexander of PS3Mod updated Control Fan Utility to version 1.8.1. See below for the changelog.


  • Added Payload 4.46
  • Fixed Minor Bug
  • Fully translated into Italian
  • Fixed various problems related to an incorrect display of the language ITA (Thanks Dino05)

Update: Updated to PS3 Fan control utility to Version 1.8.1 Fixed, which works on Habib 4.46. Thanks Estwald (Hermes).

Changelog (1.8.1):

Supports CEX/DEX:

  • 3.41
  • 3.55
  • 4.21
  • 4.30
  • 4.31
  • 4.40
  • 4.41
  • 4.46

Fixed: works on CFW 4.46 Habib and all CFW.

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#36 - niwakun - June 25, 2013 // 6:24 pm
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manual speed = no lag
payload setting = lag

I have my PS3 running on manual speed and there's no lag in game compare to payload.

#35 - XPShop - June 25, 2013 // 4:49 am
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I found the freeze's reason on my ps3 with Rogero 4.40 v3 is Control Fan Utility because when I don't open it to background running, my PS3 works perfectly in mM or game playing. So, I'm testing it on Rogero 4.41 v1 which has just released and hope it is great!

#34 - elser1 - June 25, 2013 // 3:02 am
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i am no expert.. i'd try installin rogero 4.40 v1 apparently rogero hasn't ever made a fw past 1 they are all 4.40.1 etc

the other thing is it sounds like a pre ylod of gpu but in a slim would be rare i guess. since ofw works fine it must be the cfw causing it and i've never heard of it. although all ps3 freeze in games etc every now and then,from my experience anyways... look at bf3 while trying to bring up scoreboard (select) in game.. lol

if its a minor inconvenience i wouldn't worry too much, but if its 5 times a day try different cfw.

#33 - XPShop - June 25, 2013 // 2:26 am
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I use CF on all of my PS3, it is very good but I have some issue:

My one PS3 2501a some times has freeze in mM, movie or in gaming and my other PS3 2501a's Sound LAG while running CF. But all of them have no issue without running CF. Some other PS3 have no issue while running CF. All my PS3 are on Rogero 4.40v3; mM 4.40 and CF 1.7

Anyone please tell me how to fix this issue?

Thank you!

#32 - UnboundGodz - June 18, 2013 // 2:48 am
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This may come in handy with fat models, the stress machine.

But the slim models with the beast fan don't need it. lol or can be a jet in a slim!!!

#31 - misiozol - June 17, 2013 // 4:42 am
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Yes you did replace compounds but WHAT compounds have you used ? currently I would NOT recommend to use good branded liquid metal comes with no pump out effect but it req. good skills and is bit dangerous on CPU specially direct on 1-st stage CPU second is alloy which is not that good with liquid metals (CPU is 2 stage construction) and it's CONDUCTS electricity you have to be VERY EXTRA CAREFUL.

All tests showing that you have NT-H1 it's hybrid compound best of both worlds I would recommend to use as in all tests in all pages i was browsing was after liquid metal compounds and difference in all ranges CPU power usage was about 1*C , just do NOT over do it as if you use to MUCH compound efficiency of thermal transfer drastically drops !!

#30 - niwakun - June 12, 2013 // 7:22 am
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not really, I did replace the compunds both beneath IHS and above IHS, there are little changes on temperatures after i replaced it, although on 2c difference, so I cant see anything wrong with it until this FCU came, now my PS3 is cool like 51celcius and 48celcius after I set it to 0xC5, kinda loud fan noise but I dont care since I play with headphones, also its better to get the fan wrecked than having a YLOD PS3 which is much more expensive than replacing a new fan.

#29 - misiozol - June 12, 2013 // 3:49 am
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If you are getting above 70 on idle you should change heatsink paste on cpu or you are in cooking range , be advised that cpu have 2 stage construction

#28 - saito1234 - June 12, 2013 // 1:50 am
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It's a great app, but I hope my fan won't die if I use this