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Who Has Used Speedfan?


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#1 TMacK

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 05:37 PM

I am thinking about downloading SpeedFan, as I have never tested the temperature of my HD.
Dells are known to run a bit on the warm side,so I installed an external case fan several weeks ago,and it's pushing out more air than the other fans combined!
I had to replace the main power supply fan a couple months back,so now I'm taking precautions.

After looking at the screenshots and doing a bit of reading up on SpeedFan,I'm still not sure if I still understand it enough to get the full benefit from it.

Any words of advise about this utility?
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 07:32 PM

Well I have never used it but have you thought of using Everest this prgram tells information about yor computer, ram, graphics etc it tells you the temperture of cpu hdd and others if they have sensors!! here is a link although it is only a 30 day trial if you pm or add me on msn messenger i will give you more info :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:44 PM

I've used it for several years. It's the best utility (IMO) for monitoring your temps via the onboard sensors. As long as you install it as recommended, it should work just fine. It's the sensor calibration and sensitivity that will mess you up - not the program itself.

Also, it includes a handy tool for monitoring the SMART status of your hard drives.
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 04:49 PM

Thanx usasma,

SpeedFan is installed and I've been playing around with it.

It is a great little utility as it monitors alot of things!
I've already had S.M.A.R.T report generated. Fitness and performance are both 94%.

HD temp is 29C but don't know how to get the the CPU temp. Or is there such a thing?
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 08:19 PM

Yep there is. It al depends if your cpu has a temperture sensor, maybe speedfan dosnt measure it but I have everest and it reads both hdd cpu and other things great utilty

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 09:33 AM

Often speedfan won't recognize your CPU - but will recognize the sensor that measures it. So, you'll have sensors listed in the temps - what are the listings that SpeedFan provides for you? From that (and maybe a little experimentation) we can probably figger out what sensor is your CPU and which is your mobo.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:48 PM

Speedfan is an excellent utility. It will read many sensors, but older computers and drives it will not pick up.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 02:20 PM

The only listing in Temps and Readings is HD0.
So my guess is there is no sensor in the CPU.

This computer is barely over a year old, I would think it would have all the sensors.
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 09:19 AM

In SpeedFan click on Configure, then click on the Temperatures tab (it should default to this, but it's not working correctly on my VM). This should list all of the temperatures that it's reading. As I recall, you place a check mark in the ones that you want to show.

If you'll post the make and model of your system (or the mobo if it's custom built) we should be able to figger out what sensors are available.
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 11:14 AM

Under the Temperatures Tab,it is only reading the HDO temp. I have not configured anything yet,as waiting to see if other sensors show up.

My system is a Dell Dimension 5150 (DM051).In My Computer the name is listed as DBWLCN81.

usasma,when we were troubleshooting the main power supply fan,we had to take the side of the case off and physically listen to each fan to figure out which one was failing.I was only getting a noise at this point.
Only when we put it back together is when we got the error message on the screen that a fan has failed.(guess it didn't like being on it's side!)

So I'm wondering what kind of sensor set up there is in that HD?
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 01:21 PM

A search of the Dell support site for "dimension 5150 temp sensor" reveals a PDF file that mentions at least 2 temperature sensors for your Dell.

When you first start SpeedFan, does it list the sensors that it has found?

Have you used the Dell Diagnostic tools to see what the temps are according to the Dell programs?
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 06:47 PM

This is what it first displays;

Win9x:NO 64Bit:NO GiveIO:YES SpeedFan:YES
I/O properly initialized
Linked ISA BUS at $0290
Linked Intel 82801GB ICH7 SMBUS at $ECE0
Scanning ISA BUS at $0290...
Scanning Intel SMBus at $ECE0...
SMART Enabled for drive 0
Found ST380013AS (80.0GB)
End of detection

I only ever get a reading for the temp of the HD.

No,I've never used Dells diagnostic tools.
Think that may point us to the other sensor?
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 07:51 PM

Tmack-- For what it's worth, I have an 18 month old Dell Dimension 3000 that I have checked the temperature with 2 different programs. There is only one sensor reporting and it always reads 93 degrees.
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:39 PM

Thats interesting buddy215.
So I'm running about 87-88 degrees F. with the case fan.
Not that big of a difference!
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Posted 26 January 2007 - 08:06 AM

It looks like Dell may not use standard sensors - and so you'll be stuck with the Dell diagnostics then.
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