SpeedFan

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 359 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.42
  • Total Downloads:
    3,125,740
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 03, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,395
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This free program offers some useful system details to those savvy enough to understand its results. SpeedFan's tabbed interface isn't hard to navigate, but most users won't be able to make head or tail of the data this utility provides. The program's system-tray icon tells you the temperature of your PC's hard drive, and you can receive information on voltage and fan speeds.

The utility can display SMART data and includes a tool for resetting motherboard clocks. Basically, if this review makes no sense to you, SpeedFan is above your head and won't be worth downloading. However, PC technicians and those who like to do their own system maintenance might as well take a look at this application, particularly since it costs nothing.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 8
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • 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

"Easy to setup and use."

March 12, 2011  |  By bartmich

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.42

Pros

Runs in background.

Cons

No problems.

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5 stars

"Veyr good."

February 27, 2011  |  By VierteMann

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.42

Pros

After an short investigation, even much better than I thought.

Cons

Good and reliable.

Summary

I recommend. That's it.

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2 stars

"found my own mobo soft ware to work much better"

February 26, 2011  |  By spiderman1957

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.42

Pros

found none that suited me

Cons

not that easy to use for everyday user not that many every day users would use such a program still should be designed for such

Summary

to each his or her own

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4 stars

"Great hardware monitor!"

February 02, 2011  |  By STS

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.42

Pros

Provides a lot of information. Easy to monitor temps from the Start bar.

Cons

Supported motherboards/chipsets are limited. Especially in laptops.

Summary

A worthwhile hardware monitoring software. I've been using this for years.

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3 stars

"Strong product - but a bit complicated."

January 28, 2011  |  By sfazen

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.42

Pros

Seems to cover all the bases that it claims.

Cons

A bit too complicated for the weekend warrior tech user.

Summary

I've built 5 computers successfully so I know my way around in the box a bit, but Speed Fan gives more information than I know what to do with. I've really only overclocked one of these systems, so it might be more geared to the PC enthusiast.

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4 stars

"Ecellent Program that performs as advertised"

January 26, 2011  |  By StoliBear

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.42

Pros

Plots and presents a graphic view of how your system peforms under stess

Cons

None found

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1 stars

"Worked once"

January 17, 2011  |  By Grimbeard

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.42

Pros

Good... if it works. See cons.

Cons

Worked once, on initial install, but then wouldn't start again. Uninstall and fresh reinstall did not fix the problem. It starts a process (shown in task manager) but no client or tray icon.

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4 stars

"an informative application"

January 06, 2011  |  By m coste

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.42

Pros

easy to download. easy to use

Cons

nothing bad to say

Summary

very informative. it helps to see your hot-spots

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4 stars

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December 19, 2010  |  By jtanczos

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.42

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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5 stars

"A near perfect program"

December 10, 2010  |  By Slayer___2

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.42

Pros

No errors, no memory leaks, no nagging messages. Good free software. I personally have never had it support my motherboard for fans, but I don't use it for that feature, I use it to monitor voltages, temperatures and of course, SMART data.

Cons

I have never had any problems with this, and other people I have shown it to like it as well. Perfect for figuring out if your vents are clogged or if your hard drive is on its death bed.

Summary

I super highly recommend this program, its got to be the best of its kind. It is specific enough to tell you if your hard drive has bad clusters or is dying, you can set it up to control your fan speeds at various temperatures, or just set them to max all the time. And not just mother board fans, it can control video card fans, power supply fans, case fans (if attached to mother board). I have this installed on nearly every computer I work with.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.42
Version 4.42 has added support for external USB drives using JMicron controllers.
General
Publisher Almico Software
Publisher web site http://www.almico.com
Release Date November 03, 2010
Date Added November 03, 2010
Version 4.42
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements
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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