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    SpeedFan

    Just read about speedfan 444 has anybody tried this rascal.

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    Download and tried. Shows temps fine. I do not see any advantage or disadvantage to this app over others I already have and/or used.
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    So now what?

    I know its early and only one has responded. But is this necessary? If I hear the fan kick in once in a while and air is coming out, isn't than sufficient? I'm not a heavy duty user.
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    I just installed this and from a quick look, it has virtually zero help as to what it is telling you. From Fred's article I know what the blue down arrow is and the green check mark, but the complete lack of a help link and there isn't really anything to guide you at their website is going to make me try the other's Fred mentioned. It's just my opinion but there should always be some basic instructions that tell you what your looking at and what the various options and tabs the program has. This program appears to me to be geared to the very informed. I'm going to unistall this one and try another.

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    So now what?
    I know its early and only one has responded. But is this necessary? If I hear the fan kick in once in a while and air is coming out, isn't than sufficient? I'm not a heavy duty user.
    David
    SpeedFan falls within a broad category of software called hardware monitoring tools that can provide information regarding voltages, fan speeds, temperatures, and other information.
    The last time I used SpeedFan was a few years ago, it was getting a little long in the tooth and there were potentially better options to choose from.

    For the most part the average user doesn't need them.

    It would also depend on how one uses his/her computer. Power users who's systems are always on and are dependant
    upon them for specific tasks may require diagnostic and monitoring tools to help ensure smooth operation and help spot potential problems early.

    Those who may require this type of monitoring and control would include:
    Power users/Servers
    Serious Gamers
    Overclockers
    Specialty Users corporate/scientific

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    Thank you, folks, for the numerous responses. I was just looking into downloading it and now I won't bother.

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    There are many of these monitoring apps. I already have Speccy installed and it gives me essentially the same info as well as many other facts about my PC. Speedfan seems a duplication of effort for me. Uninstall it.
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    Well I decided not to do an install. They gave a hardware warning before I went into full install and with my luck I would end up damaging something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Myers View Post
    There are many of these monitoring apps. I already have Speccy installed and it gives me essentially the same info as well as many other facts about my PC. Speedfan seems a duplication of effort for me. Uninstall it.
    Downloaded the free Speccy version, do like the info spread, it does the analyze thing but the graphics analyzing takes longer than rest of info is there a reason for this or is it just my PC. Would you advise jumping to paid version. (home)

    I just timed it and it takes a tad over 2 minutes to finish analyzing the graphics.
    Last edited by Not Brightest Bulb; 2011-10-22 at 06:10.

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    The other app I already have that does show temps as well is SIW. This app also shows more info about your system than you may ever need.
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