If you need a tool that can change your computer's fan speeds, read the temperatures of your motherboard and your hard disk, read voltages and fan speeds and check the status of your hard disk using S.M.A.R.T. or SCSI attributes, then you came to the right place. SpeedFan is the software to go. It is fully configurable and you can create custom events to handle every situation in an automated way. SpeedFan works under Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP and
What is SpeedFan
SpeedFan tries to enable them as long as this is a safe thing to do. Not only is the motherboard searched, but also some video cards and almost every recent hard disk. SpeedFan can access status info from EIDE, SATA and even SCSI drives, showing, in a consistent way, internal data that can be used to diagnose current and future hard disk failures. This is known as S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology). At the lowest level, SpeedFan is hardware monitor software that can access digital temperature sensors, but its main feature is that it can control fan speeds according to the temperatures inside your pc, thus reducing noise.
The utility is especially useful for PC technicians and advanced computer users who perform to perform their own high level system maintenance.
- Does not read or control the fans on some motherboards. You can still see the temperatures.
- Does not support some new processors, like AMD K8.
- Reported that the utility does not work in Windows 7.
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