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SpeedFan 4.51
Copyright 2000-2015 by Alfredo Milani Comparetti
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What is SpeedFan
SpeedFan SpeedFan is a 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. SpeedFan can even change the FSB on some hardware (but this should be considered a bonus feature). SpeedFan can access digital temperature sensors and can change fan speeds accordingly, thus reducing noise. SpeedFan works fine with Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7, 2008, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012. It works with Windows 64 bit too.
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temperatures cpu temperatures fans voltages SMART SCSI RAID
SpeedFan 4.52 beta 4 is online!
This beta has been compiled with Delphi XE2. The move from the almighty Delphi 7 has been done! The side effect is that support for Windows 9x/Me has been dropped: now the minimum requirement is Windows 2000.
This beta adds full support for ITE IT8771E, adds support for latest Intel CPUs, improves hard disk SMART access, adds full support for Intel Z170 (Sunrise Point), adds support for fan speed reporting on some laptops, adds full support for Nuvoton NCT6793D and adds full support for Atom C2000 SMBus. Bug fixes and more, as usual.
SpeedFan 4.52 beta 2 is online!
This beta has been compiled with Delphi XE2. The move from the almighty Delphi 7 has been done! The side effect is that support for Windows 9x/Me has been dropped: now the minimum requirement is Windows 2000.
I will appreciate SEND REPORTs from SpeedFan's INFO tab from any system you are using, so that I can validate the ton of changes I had to apply to the source code. Preliminary tests seem to say that everything will work fine on every system :-)
This beta adds and improves support for new hardware and adds full IPMI support! I purchased two different systems and the beta works on them both. Temperature and voltages are reported properly, while fan speeds might need some refinement.
SpeedFan 4.51 Final is online!
SpeedFan 4.51 Final is now online! It adds support for a lot of new hardware. This version defaults to no SCSI access if the Intel Storage Driver is found. ITE IT8620E (used on several Gigabyte boards) support has been greatly enhanced (now SpeedFan can control up to 5 fans and report voltages too). PWM4 and PWM5 on ITE IT8620E are now disabled by default (please, read this article). Added full support for Windows 10. Bug fixes and more, as always.
Both the installer and the executable are digitally signed with my company's (SOKNO S.R.L.) certificate. If you download an installer that has not SOKNO's signature, then it is not SpeedFan!
Advanced Fan Control How-To
An article has been added to describe the long awaited new Advanced Fan Control method. You can find it here.
Release notes
4.51 - added full support for Fintek F71811U
- added full support for Nuvoton NCT6106D
- added full support for Nuvoton NCT6792D
- added full support for Fintek F71878A/F71868A
- added full support for ITE IT8783F
- added full support for Intel C610/X99 SMBus
- added full support for ITE IT8620E
- added support for Nuvoton NCT6683D
- fixed Fintek F71808A PWM MODE setting
- added PWM 4 ENABLE and PWM 5 ENABLE to advanced options for the ITE IT8620E to enable or disable PWM 4 and 5 writes
How fan speed changing works
SpeedFan monitor temperatures from several sources. By properly configuring SpeedFan, you can let it change fan speeds based on system temperatures. When choosing parameters for the minimum and maximum fan speed, try to set them by hand (disable all the VARIATE FANs checkboxes) and listen to the noise. When you hear no noise from the fan then you can set that value as the minimum fan speed for that fan. I suggest to use 100 as the maximum value, unless you hear a lot of noise from it, in which case you might reduce the maximum speed to 95 or 90. You can set, say, 60 as the maximum value and, sometimes, I myself set it that way. Consider that when the WARNING temperature is reached, the program sets the fan speed to 100, whatever maximum speed you selected. One last word should be said regarding the USE FAN x listbox. In my pc, more than one temperature changes when a fan runs faster. You can configure on which fan every temperature should rely. On my system, TEMP1 and TEMP3 are both influenced by FAN1.
  • The first one to thank is Alexander Van Kaam, for letting me discover the wonderful world of sensors
  • Carlo Adami, for his great work on AS99127F
  • Massimiliano Battaglia, for his infinite patience debugging and reporting
  • Istvan Dercze, for his help testing VIA686 support
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SpeedFan can handle:
  • almost any number of South Bridges
  • almost any number of hardware monitor chips
  • almost any number of hard disks
  • almost any number of temperature readings
  • almost any number of voltage readings
  • almost any number of fan speed readings
  • almost any number of PWMs
This program is aimed at the power user. At those who know what they're doing. I've known of no real problem caused by SpeedFan, but may be it's due to the fact that once it made the PC explode and the user disappeared in the blast, thus being unable to report :-) Anyway: SpeedFan can be extremely useful, but you should first watch its behavior before setting and forgetting it.
You can contact me at alfredo [at] if you've got any question or suggestion or discover any strange behavior. I'd appreciate an e-mail from those of you who try and find useful my program. Just a line of text will do.
Thanx for your attention.
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