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    SpeedFan Alternatives

    SpeedFan is described as 'program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too' and is a very popular Fan Speed Tool in the System & Hardware category. There are more than 25 alternatives to SpeedFan for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and The best alternative is Sidebar Diagnostics, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SpeedFan are Argus Monitor (Paid), Stats (Free, Open Source), iStat Menus (Paid) and Core Temp (Free).

    This page was last updated Mar 9, 2022
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    1. SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information.
      Sidebar Diagnostics vs SpeedFan opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Sidebar Diagnostics is still a legitimate alternative to SpeedFan, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Does not control fan speeds
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Does NOT support fan speed controls.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    2. Monitoring temperatures and status of system components such as CPU, GPU and hard disk drive, fan speeds
      Argus Monitor vs SpeedFan opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Argus Monitor is a great alternative to SpeedFan.
      Supports more modern hardware, is still regularly updated.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      Like Speedfan, only better. Easier to set up and also better looking. Superior in any way, except it's not free. Still, worth trying out.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      i think it should be free
      Top negative comment  about 3 years ago

      The only other software that has Fan Control for most Windows PCs, most other fan control programs seem to only work for Macs. It's literally the only other alternative to SpeedFan unless you have specific motherboards that has fan control software bundled with it.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      Actually lets you control the speeds of all your fans (among other things)!
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

      DarkComet Very powerful and reliable alternative to any bios or software fan controllers. Essentially a paid version of SpeedFan, but up to date with better chipset and sensor compatibility. If SpeedFan gives you any problems or your setup is unsupported you should definitely give Argus a try.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      Can control fans based on a graph, can display SMART info, monitors a bunch of other stuff.
      Positive comment about 6 years ago


    3. iStat is a series of system monitor apps. It's available in different versions: iStat Menus, iStat for iOS and iStat Server as a companion application to the iStat for iOS app that lets you remotely monitor your computers (free for Windows and Mac).
      iStat Menus vs SpeedFan opinions
      Most users think iStat Menus is a great alternative to SpeedFan.
      It is for Apple computers only, Speedfan is not limited to an uncommon platform.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

    4. Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.


      The installation may contain adwares. Be careful during the installation: Forum

      Core Temp vs SpeedFan opinions
      Some users think Core Temp is a great alternative to SpeedFan, some don't.
      Does not support Managing Fan Speeds
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      you can't control the pc fans
      Negative comment over 6 years ago


    5. Monitor system temperatures and control system and GPU fans.
      FanControl by Rem0o vs SpeedFan opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Allows you to set the speed depending on the temperature in the form of a graph
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    6. Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core, Quad Core and Core i7 processors.
    7. CoreCtrl is a Free and Open Source GNU/Linux application that allows you to control with ease your computer hardware using application profiles. It aims to be flexible, comfortable and accessible to regular users.
    8. hwinfo/libhd are used to probe for the hardware present in the system. It can be used to generate a system overview log which can be later used for support.
    9. Lm-Sensors is a free and open-source application that provides tools and drivers for monitoring temperatures, voltage, and fans.
      Most users think Lm-Sensors is a great alternative to SpeedFan.
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