SpeedFan Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to SpeedFan for Windows and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Sidebar Diagnostics, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to SpeedFan and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to SpeedFan are Argus Monitor (Paid), Core Temp (Free), FanControl by Rem0o (Free) and Real Temp (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 1, 2021

    1. SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information. Features: Monitors CPU, RAM, GPU, network, and logical drives. Allows for lots of customization. Allows alerts for various values. Allows binding hotkeys.
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      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 support fan speed controls.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      Does not control fan speeds
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    2. Monitoring temperatures and status of system components such as CPU, GPU and hard disk drive, fan speeds * Monitor your hard disk drive temperature and the health status of your hard disk drive by constantly checking the critical S.M.A.R.T. attributes.
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      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 1 year 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 2 years ago

      i think it should be free
      Top negative comment  about 2 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 over 2 years ago

      Actually lets you control the speeds of all your fans (among other things)!
      Positive comment over 2 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 over 3 years ago

      Can control fans based on a graph, can display SMART info, monitors a bunch of other stuff.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago


    3. 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 1 year ago

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

    4. Monitor system temperatures and control system and GPU fans.
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      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 2 months ago

    5. Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core, Quad Core and Core i7 processors.

    6. Using a database, it will show information about your SSD, such as the controller, processing tech, NAND type etc. Other useful information related to disk devices are also shown, such as S.M.A.R.T. status and partition layout.
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    7. FanCtrl is a software that allows you to automatically control the fan speed on your PC.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Solution to the cooling fan noise annoyances Thinkpad T4x (T40/T41/T42/T43) notebook series. Allows the user to control fan activity based on the system temperature. Win XP Visual C++ project controls the fan via port IO to the embedded controller.
    8. This software detects and optionally controls speed of CPU fan of many PC-Systems. Furthermore you are able to configure the handling of the EC-registers on your own (risk). To determine the EC-registers use e.g. software like "rw everything".
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    9. Active@ Hard Disk Monitor is a disk utility that checks and monitors the status of your hard drives to help prevent data loss. The system is based on the Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.).
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