SpeedFan (4.49) – Freeware Review

1. What Does SpeedFan Do ? SpeedFan monitors your CPU, Mother Board, Hard-drives and internal fans and even your graphic card or cards (as well as GPU’s) and gives you an easy to use temperature read out. Both in your system tray and via your Vista sidebar (If you have it running) with the correct up to date sidebar widget. So you can tell how hot your computer is running and to curb any possible damage. As well as to improve your overall system performance.

2. Ease Of Use – SpeedFan is very easy to use because all you need to do is install it and you are good to go. In most cases SpeedFan will auto-detect most CPU’s, Motherboards and Graphics Cards. There has yet to be a computer thus far that has not detected all or most of the internal components.

3. Interface - Very simple SpeedFan has a few easy to use tabs and that is pretty much it. SpeedFan is by no means fancy, but that is how I like it. Simple and to the point with no pointless filler. Dragging it down.

4. Can You Leave SpeedFan Running Without Issue ? Yes, you can no doubt

5. Is There Any Adware Or Spyware Bundled With SpeedFan ? No

6. Is SpeedFan  Stable ? Very stable

I give SpeedFan an Overall Rating of 4.5 out of 5 – This new version seems to have out done itself yet again with an even bigger and  better database of CPU’s , Motherboards and Graphics cards and GPU’s to detect from. SpeedFan yet again seems to load a little faster then the past (4.47) version. There are still a few things, I really would like to see in such as the ability to have SpeedFan load up during computer start-up. And the ability to check for updates with in the SpeedFan main UI.

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6 Responses to SpeedFan (4.49) – Freeware Review

  1. Dave says:

    How much memory does it use while operating?

    • Remy "Se7en" says:

      Dear Dave,

      Half a MB on the high end. If you want me to be exact then it will probable run you around 5,940 KB on full tilt. I actually run 2 programs to monitor my internal temps SpeedFan and Core Temp. But I want to warn you about core temp it is fully of spyware and adware. That you have to know about before hand. Or risk installing them and ending up with a browser hijacker virus or Trojan.

      I could walk you threw it if you wish. But SpeedFan should do you and it is super simple to use. the only thing is you have to reload the program every time you reboot your PC. Not a big deal for me as I have all my computer stats setup already. But new people to the program sometimes get annoyed or forget to turn it on (load it up).

      Later Dayz,

      Remy

      • Dave says:

        Hey Remy,

        I downloaded SpeedFan last night, but haven’t run it yet. I’ll check it tonight.

        Keep up the good work, ALL of you!

        Thanks as always.

        • Remy "Se7en" says:

          Hey there Dave,

          I hope you enjoy all the new info and better temp control over your PC. Just make sure the box that says Automatic Fan Speed is checked off. Other then that you are good to go. Oh also if it is not visible in your system tray the thing right next to the time on your desktop SpeedFan is not running. There should be a number deck out in a primary colour.

          Later Dayz,

          Remy

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