SpeedFan

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.47
  • Total Downloads:
    3,351,126
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 12, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.12MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,149
  • 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

    2.6

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 359 votes

    • 5 star 116
    • 4 star 114
    • 3 star 51
    • 2 star 24
    • 1 star 54
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3 stars

"somewhat useful"

December 04, 2012  |  By Jexthoth

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.47

Pros

I donno about lily jade in download, I have checked with many reputable sources, but as a working program, it can be useful if used in the right circumstances. Most of the time you won`t need it, but it can cool a system down from the brink relatively quick.

Cons

Don`t overuse, like any descent piece of software, this can seem to do more damage than good. Sometimes, I actually think this program overworks the CPU when the fan is placed in the custody of software control.

Summary

Get it at your own risk, use maintenance tools regulary, but when you are on the brink, use this to help blow out loose dirt and pull extra heat from the CPU.

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5 stars

"NICE APPLICATION FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO KEEP SYSTEM COOL"

March 10, 2013  |  By Amrik_Mondal

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.47

Pros

Monitors CPU temp.,HDD temp., voltages, automatically controls fan speed.

Cons

Cannot open at start up.

Summary

Before starting download, please select direct download link below the big green download button. So that you can install it without any problematic add ons mentioned in above posted reviews..

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4 stars

"3-1-13 http://www.almico.com/ Download366.com/SpeedFan"

March 01, 2013  |  By Rene_Mank

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.47

Pros

Click Link to Almico's Home Page for Download366.com link--Minimal add-ons are easy to decline. http://www.almico.com/

Cons

Even SpeedFan's php, (http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php) will push a downloader that shoves invasive crap into your system WITHOUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO DECLINE

Summary

Warning! This link is good as of this posting, but most downloaders seem to turn evil quickly. It was quite an unpleasant surprise to find the host site's associated downloader had gone malicious in the same way as the one found here.
On March 1, 2013, Download366.com only tried to load 3 add-ons, each of which was easy to decline. When the "Are you sure?" boxes pop open, telling you that you should "uninstall later" if you don't want CrapwareX, "please click continue" click CANCEL. You will soon receive SpeedFan, and SpeedFan only.
If any program, app, what have you, installs anything you don't want, tries to hide any process, tries to scare you, or tries to prevent you from stopping its unwelcome operation, it IS malware. Props to Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (PRO) for blocking the sites. Bad on me for ignore-listing the perpetrators. This particular crap attack shut down my browser and installed a half dozen items, one of which even hijacked task manager while its sibling attacked my registry with a "free" "scan", popping up decoy boxes with non responsive close buttons. I had to manually uninstall items I wasn't permitted to decline and restart my system, only to find that SpeedFan was not downloaded, installed, or even offered.
If these sorts of things happen to you, please let whomever--CNET, Almico, and alfredo@almico.com, in this case, know. They don't want this crap using them and degrading their perceived value any more than you want it on your PC.

Once Again, as of March 1, 2013, I suggest Download366.com/SpeedFan found at http://www.almico.com/

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4 stars

"Very Easy!"

February 26, 2013  |  By liekdopod

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.47

Pros

Fast download good graphs

Cons

No explanation of Graphs

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1 stars

"WARNING - DO NOT DOWNLOAD - GARBAGE"

February 22, 2013  |  By cindyonfacebook

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.47

Pros

none - this application is no good

Cons

Froze system following installation, then messed up registry. SYSTEM WILL NOT BOOT!! Looking for SYSWOW64\SPEEDFAN.SYS file. Trashed my system - have to restore to factory default settings - cannot even restore to earlier date.

Summary

GARBAGE!! Would give a rating of -100 if possible

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1 stars

"This is probably not what you wanted..."

February 09, 2013  |  By AbeTheabe

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.47

Pros

None as I see it

Cons

Wrong program

Summary

Instead check here: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

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1 stars

"Too intrusive, didn't work and potential security risk"

February 06, 2013  |  By Starwaster

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.47

Pros

None noted.

Cons

As some have noted, this software tries to install other programs. Please note that generally, I don't have a problem with that as long as there is an option to opt-out. After all, the developer should have the chance to monetize some way. And, you are given the option NOT to install those. However it's easy to slip up and let something install. I believe that happened to me and I noted that a second explorer.exe process was created.

THAT is not acceptable at all. It was not a legitimate explorer instance and you generally only see something like that as part of an attempt by a program to mask its presence and behavior. (explorer.exe never creates more than one parent task no matter how many windows or explorer dialogue boxes are open)

I am reasonably sure nothing besides speedfan was installed, but there's enough doubt that I'm going to do a full scan and go over my system with a fine toothed comb.

As for speedfan it locks up while initializing and doesn't perform as advertised.

Summary

Installer too intrusive and in-your-face trying to push other apps at you to install and creates processes named explorer.exe which seems to be a blatant attempt to disguise some behavior as being a legitimate microsoft process.

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1 stars

"Stay away Stay Away stay away"

February 05, 2013  |  By xanpyzz

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.47

Pros

none none none none

Cons

put a lot of junk programs on my machine, Infected all 3 of my browsers with add-ons. Removed home pages. The average consumer would not be able to fix it. Expected more from CNET

Summary

stay away

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS! +1"

January 27, 2013  |  By aculturemind

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.47

Pros

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Cons

Same as the person below. What the ****?

Summary

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1 stars

"Don't download this!"

January 25, 2013  |  By monkeybro11

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.47

Pros

Umm, nothing.

Cons

WELL LET'S GET STARTED, SHALL WE?
First off, the installer didn't even install speedfan! It actually managed to install 5 other fantastically useless programs though!
After downloading, I found myself uninstalling toolbar after toolbar and online data backup programs that the installer didn't even give me the option to deselect. This was a huge waste of time. As far I know so far, none of it was malware, but who knows. I do NOT appreciate getting bombed with spam programs though. It's annoying enough when java asks me to install an ask toolbar, but at least it warns me and gives me a choice. I am mad.

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2 stars

"Works well, comes with baggage."

January 19, 2013  |  By Edevarennes

 |  Version: SpeedFan 4.47

Pros

Monitors temps, fan speeds, voltages in real time and also as graphs. Includes some other advanced features.

Cons

The download came with a bunch of tag-along programs that installed themselves on my computer. One of these, the ask.com toolbar, was a pain to get rid of. I needed Revo to uninstall it. Took me a good half hour to get my browser back to the way it was before.

Summary

While the program itself works fine, it's not worth the hassle of the junk that comes along with it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.47
Version 4.47 has added support for Intel 7 Series SMBu and full support for Fintek F71808A.
General
Publisher Almico Software
Publisher web site http://www.almico.com
Release Date March 26, 2012
Date Added September 12, 2012
Version 4.47
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 2.12MB
File Name instspeedfan451.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,351,126
Downloads Last Week 6,149
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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