SpeedFan

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 359 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.28
  • Total Downloads:
    3,125,740
  • Date Added:
    May 23, 2006
  • File Size:
    2.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,395
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 76 votes

    • 5 star 29
    • 4 star 25
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 359 votes

    • 5 star 117
    • 4 star 114
    • 3 star 51
    • 2 star 24
    • 1 star 53
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4 stars

"When it works, it works well but it doesn't like Dell's"

January 25, 2010  |  By puterfx

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.28

Pros

I first tried this (v 4.40) on my "homegrown" gaming system and it worked great. It detected all of my components (inc hdds in RAID) and gave very accurate readings on temp, speeds and voltage

Cons

I first tried a Dell Optiplex GX280 and got my gpu,hd1, hd2, core (same readings as the gpu) and ambient, however it didn't register any fan speeds or voltages. On a Dimension 5150 I got a No Supported Chip and on a SX280, only the hdd.

Summary

Well, I went into the Optiplex SX280 and checked the dell support and restarted the computer. The only difference that made was that it now recognized the 2 fans and showed their speed. So I now have fan speed Hdd activity, cpu activity and hdd temp. Not quite enough. Too bad because I have 65 plus Dells and I thought this would be nice to incorporate into my maintenance plan. I haven't tried any other similar programs so I don't know whether this is the norm or not but I do like it on my homegrown, except that it recognizes one set of RAID hdds but not a 2nd set of exactly the same setup. Puzzling.

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1 stars

"It's a freezer!!!"

April 21, 2008  |  By sanchehl

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.28

Pros

Downloads and easy to install

Cons

frooze my epox mother board!!

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5 stars

"Does Only One Thing--But Well"

April 19, 2008  |  By drbb

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.28

Pros

Speedfan can be a real energy saver if you run low-resource apps because it allows you to tweak your fan speed in response to temperatures in various locations under "the hood." It also provides diagnostics of various system components, including your hard drive, and allows you to download settings recommended byothers who have the same motherboard you do. I have found no other free utility available to the general user that is anything like Speedfan.

The author makes regular enhancements to the product. (V. 4.33 is downloadable from the author's Web site, as is the latest beta [v.43 beta 51 as of this date]; to compare, download.com only has version 4.28 as of today, a two-year-old release.) He has put together a number of tutorials on his Web site for those who want to understand the basics of the why and how of varying fan speeds. Even if you don't need use or need Speedfan, you can learn a lot about the innards of your PC on the author's Web site.

Cons

The cons of Speedfan are less about it than about who would benefit from using it. For the casual user, Speedfan can be quite imposing. It doesn't work with every motherboard. It doesn't help just to know your computer manufacturer or model--you need to know your motherboard information. A list of compatible motherboards is on the Website.

If you register (free), you can e-mail the author for support, but he's just one person, so unless you have a desperate (unlikely) or really interesting (more likely if you are a very knowledgeable user) problem, it might be awhile before you get a helpful response.

This is not a utility for the novice or the faint of heart.

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4 stars

"Usefull"

April 18, 2008  |  By Kevy_MT

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.28

Pros

Very usefull program for most PC's. You set how you want your computer fan to run at desired temperatures (C, not F).

Cons

Not extremely user-friendly, Help file is very needed to understand the programs workings.

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1 stars

"could not get it installed into my os"

April 14, 2008  |  By james428

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.28

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4 stars

"I have to go with the pack on this 1"

March 30, 2008  |  By dmadalton

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.28

Pros

works great

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4 stars

"Super"

February 28, 2008  |  By ZeHades

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.28

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1 stars

"Useless junk"

February 21, 2008  |  By B2k1977

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.28

Pros

Not a thing

Cons

Doesn't even support intel branded motherboards. Garbage.

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3 stars

"Shows temperatures, doen't monitor fabns with some motherboards."

January 08, 2008  |  By mjcrab

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.28

Cons

I've used it before and it worked good. With my current motherboard it doesn't do much. Just shows three temperatures, doesn't show fans, can't set anything.

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4 stars

"Does what it says!"

January 08, 2008  |  By ritchie58

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.28

Pros

Since I overclocked my CPU, I was looking for a simple program to monitor the CPU temp. without getting into the Bios. This software does just that and more. Depending on your mother board it will also monitor the temps at different locations as well, such as your hard drive. The automatic fan speed adjustment is another plus. If the temps start to rise it will automatically adjust the RPM of your fans to compensate. Great diagnostic tool using the charts tab.

Cons

Not novice friendly. I strongly urge reading the tutorial before configuring this application.

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General
Publisher Almico Software
Publisher web site http://www.almico.com
Release Date May 23, 2006
Date Added May 23, 2006
Version 4.28
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 95
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
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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