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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, Core Temp, FanControl by Rem0o and Real Temp.

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

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

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    Does not control fan speeds

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    Does NOT support fan speed controls.

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  2. Monitoring temperatures and status of system components such as CPU, GPU and hard disk drive, fan speeds

    Argus Monitor: Overview of system temperatures (CPU, GPU, HDD)
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    Almost everyone thinks Argus Monitor is a great alternative to SpeedFan.
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    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.

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    Can control fans based on a graph, can display SMART info, monitors a bunch of other stuff.

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    i think it should be free

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    Supports more modern hardware, is still regularly updated.

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    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.

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    Actually lets you control the speeds of all your fans (among other things)!

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    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.

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    Core Temp

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

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    The installation may contain adwares. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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    you can't control the pc fans

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    Does not support Managing Fan Speeds

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  4. Fan Control is a focused and highly customizable fan controlling software for Windows. It supports multiple temperature sources in min, max and average configurations, and fan curve functions, including but not limited to, linear, graph, and mix to control a single fan.

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    Allows you to set the speed depending on the temperature in the form of a graph

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    Real Temp

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

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    SSD-Z

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com

    Using a database, it will show information about your SSD, such as the controller, processing tech, NAND type etc.

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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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  8. TPFanControl

    • 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.

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    NoteBook FanControl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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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    OMEN Gaming Hub

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Take gaming to the next level with OMEN Gaming Hub, OMEN's dynamic software solution. Optimize your hardware, earn real-life rewards, manage your games, play remotely, and more. Think of it as a rare in-game item that boosts all of your character's stats.

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