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Download of the Day: SpeedFan 4.43

Hardware monitoring and fan speed manipulation.

By Steve Dougherty from Mar 18, 2011 @ 7:28 CDT

Our Download of the Day today is SpeedFan 4.43.

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 can find almost any hardware monitor chip connected to the 2-wire SMBus (System Management Bus (trademark belonging to SMIF, Inc.), a subset of the I2C protocol) and works fine with Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP and Windows Vista. It works with Windows 64 bit too.

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


The latest version includes the following changes:

Changes in Version 4.43

- restored full nVidia video card support
- hard disk finding now uses more stringent rules that lead to a much faster program startup
- fixed configuration issues with multiple nVidia video cards on the same system
- greatly improved User Interface responsiveness
- administrator privileges are now required and enforced to run SpeedFan
- added full support for Nuvoton W83627DHG-P, including PWM control
- added full support for Nuvoton NCT6776F, including PWM control
- added full support for Fintek F71808E, including PWM control
- added full support for Fintek F71809, including PWM control
- added full support for ITE IT8728F, including PWM control
- added full support for EMC2113, including PWM control
- added full support for Nuvoton W83L771
- added full PWM control for ITE IT8721F
- added support for several JEDEC JC 42.4 compliant sensors
- fully verified ITE IT8721F fan reading and control
- improved support for ACPI Thermal Zone temperatures reporting
- fixed Nuvoton W83667HG PWM MODE advanced settings
- fixed Nuvoton W83667HG-B PWM MODE advanced settings
- fixed Nuvoton W83677HG-I PWM reading
- fixed Winbond W83791D and Winbond W83792D TEMP2 and TEMP3 readings
- fixed Nuvoton W83627DHG, W83627EHF and W83667HG PWM TYPE settings
- fixed ITE IT8728F H/M identification
- fixed ITE IT8728F advanced properties support
- fixed ITE IT8720F PWM control
- fixed PWM readings for fans 4 and 5 on some ITE IT8712F
- added support for 3 additional temperature readings for Nuvoton W83677HG-I
- added support for Vtt voltage reading on ADT7490
- added Fintek F71858 support for fans, PWMs and advanced options
- improved detection of AD7417 to avoid false identifications
- Intel Core temperature are now properly read for 2nd Generation Intel Core Processor Family (Sandy Bridge)
- TIntelCoreSensor avoids reading temperatures from threads resulting from Hyper-Threading
- fixed temperature reporting on some hard disks that do not expose the usual SMART attribute
- added identification of Fintek F71869F
- added preliminary identification of ITE IT8772F
- added preliminary detection of Asus A8000B
- fixed a bug that prevented access to the SMBus on some ATI southbridges
- voltage scans are no longer automatically enabled for several ITE chips
- added preliminary identification for Fintek F71859
- added identification of Fintek F71809 and Fintek F71859
- added full support for Intel 6 Series SMBus
- added Intel NM10 SMBus enabler
- added full support for Intel ICH10 82801JD/DO SMBus
- /NONVIDIAI2C command line parameter is properly honoured again
- fixed a nasty bug in Intel SMBus support routines that could lead to releasing SMBus ownership at the wrong time
- improved Intel SMBus routines
- added exact voltage readings for Intel DH61BE, DH61CR, DH61DL, DH61WW, DH67BL, DH67CL, DH67GD, DH67CF, DP67BA, DP67DE, DP67BG, DB65AL, DQ67EP, DQ67OW, DQ67SW, DX58OG
- improved voltage readings for Asus P8P67 DeLuxe, P8P67 and P8P67-M
- pre-built configuration support has been added
- pressing on the left of the tabs on the main form no longer closes the program

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