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Open Source SpeedFan Alternatives

The best open source alternative to SpeedFan is Sidebar Diagnostics. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to SpeedFan and 15 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to SpeedFan are Stats, CoreCtrl, hwinfo and Lm-Sensors.

SpeedFan alternatives are mainly Fan Speed Tools but may also be System Information Utilities or Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SpeedFan.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips....

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  1. SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information.

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    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

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    Does NOT support fan speed controls.

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  2. Simple macOS system monitor in your menu bar.

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  3. 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.

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    hwinfo

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.

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    Lm-Sensors

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Lm-Sensors is a free and open-source application that provides tools and drivers for monitoring temperatures, voltage, and fans.

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    Most users think Lm-Sensors is a great alternative to SpeedFan.


  6. cinnamon-cpufreq-applet - Port of Gnome 3 CPUFreq applet to Cinnamon - with some fixes.

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    smcFanControl

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac

    smcFanControl is the perfect application for all those Macbook owners getting burned by their hot-running Macbook.

    Discontinued

    Not updated for many years, does not work on new hardware

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  8. fancontrol

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    fancontrol is a shell script for use with lm_sensors. It reads its configuration from a file, then calculates fan speeds from temperatures and sets the corresponding PWM outputs to the computed values.

    Discontinued

    Website and app unavailable.

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    Most users think fancontrol is a great alternative to SpeedFan.
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    FanCtrl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    FanCtrl is a software that allows you to automatically control the fan speed on your PC.

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    Powerful and easy for setting temperature curves for automatic fan speed control, including hysteresis. Very low CPU usage.

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    eul

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    macOS status monitoring app written in SwiftUI.

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