SpeedFan

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 359 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.22
  • Total Downloads:
    3,125,740
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 23, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,395
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    3.6

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    out of 359 votes

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5 stars

"Luckily SpeedFan can really control my laptop fan speed"

April 22, 2005  |  By wc048

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.22

Pros

It has cured my big headache. The story:recently I bought a very cheap(about US$540) but brandnew laptop from an Asian market. It works very well, online & offline, with Windows XP. But its fan in normal operation gives a continuous high-pitch 'wee...' sound, a nuisance especially in a quiet study environment. No one could help, not even the manufacturer / its agents. They said the noise was normal & its fan speed ensured a 'cool' laptop. I became very disappointed & helpless except buying a new laptop, quite costly (at least US$750) until I found SpeedFan4.22. The software happens to be able to control my laptop fan speed to a level low enough for a desired temperature and with a acceptably low noise. To my surprise, the software is so small but solve my big problem. It is simple to operate but takes time & effort for a new user to learn. Besides, it is FREE. So now, my laptop gives bad noise only during the startup time, less than a minute. Once in Windows, I can run SpeedFan at once & change the fan speed easily to remove the bad noise. I take this opportunity to give my deepest thanks to the software Publisher.

Cons

The software operation looks simple but you don't really appreciate until you learn & try with the Help Menu.

It does not work with all kinds of computers. I tried the software on my desktop PC. It showed relevant information but can't control fan speed at all.

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4 stars

"Cool desktop icon..."

April 21, 2005  |  By cheronimon

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.22

Pros

Added info of your PC

Cons

i was only able to use one feature.I wasnt able to control fan speed. I guess you must give it some time to maximise its usefullness. It tries to connect to the internet too...hmmm...

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3 stars

"You definitely don't need it, but it doesnt hurt to have it."

April 15, 2005  |  By DarthMonkey

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.22

Pros

My fav feature is the temperature monitor. You can control fan speed to reduce noise (although i wouldnt reccomend doing this on the first fan, as it is usually the CPU fan, slowing it down too much could fry your processor)

Cons

The temp monitor goes berserk sometimes (Temp3 could be -118º Celsius one second, then +118º Celsius the next (That ranges from -180º to + 244º Fahrenheit) and you can't make the fans go any faster than 100% (maybe a good thing, but i would still like that feature)

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4 stars

"Read sr23"

April 13, 2005  |  By Teh-Mike

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.22

Pros

I agree with that it is lacking some basic options, and won't detect all fan types. But for a free app, it is very good.

Also, for those of you who don't already know, it will not detect a fan if it just hooked to power. It has to be on the mobo as well.

Cons

Lacking some basic options.

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3 stars

"Meh..."

April 08, 2005  |  By Suicidal-kid

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.22

Pros

Fast install, found 2 of my fans(all i had anyway) I like having control over my fan speeds.

Cons

Forces you to minimize. If you x out all fan speeds are set to 100%. So basicaly, you cant close it with out distroying something.

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4 stars

"Nice for quick reading"

April 02, 2005  |  By srs23

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.22

Pros

Gives good quick reading of Temps (Processor and HDD) and also fan speeds (if you fan supports it). Good tracking can see how your temps are doing over time and see if its going to eventually explode :-P

Cons

Doesn't support a lot of fans and is sometime vague on what temperature probe you are looking at.

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1 stars

"Check to see that it is compatible with your mobo"

April 01, 2005  |  By qwagmire

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.22

Pros

Easy install.

Cons

Only detected 2 of my 3 fans, and when I closed the program it shut down my CPU fan! Had to do a forced reboot.

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5 stars

"Very Good Utility / Recommend"

March 28, 2005  |  By Amwhoam345

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.22

Pros

Loads fast, runs in the system tray and out of the way, accurate and takes little or no CPU power, I keep it running all the time. Also better than some other Temp monitor programs which could not locate my laptop's temp / system sensors.

Cons

None

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5 stars

"Very "Cool" Utility! =)"

March 24, 2005  |  By Oldsmobile_Mike

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.22

Pros

New interface from older versions, even more configuration options, good online help features, useful utility - I keep it running all the time, since it barely consumes any resources!

Cons

See other person's complaint about "temp0"/"temp1"

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General
Publisher Almico Software
Publisher web site http://www.almico.com
Release Date March 23, 2005
Date Added March 23, 2005
Version 4.22
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 server
Download Information
File Size 2.07MB
File Name instsf450.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,125,740
Downloads Last Week 7,395
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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