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Old 1st July 2017, 7:43 PM   #1
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Default Speedfan CPU temps too low, alternatives?

So noticed my machine started playing up a little, thought it was an unstable overclock (it still may be) despite not having made any changes and running super smooth for a few months.

Eventually I noticed Speed Fan grossly under reading my CPU temp after doing some stress testing and found my poor 6700k hitting 90 degrees with only 1.37v. My CPU cooler wasn't properly firing up according to the fan curve

Example of readings all at the same time:
HW Monitor: CPU temp 86 deg
AIDA64: 72
SpeedFan: 44

Anyone know how I can fix the SpeedFan issue? Tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Otherwise, happy to entertain SpeedFan alternatives.

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Old 1st July 2017, 7:53 PM   #2
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I used to use Speedfan up until my Skylake build, then it became pretty useless.
I use CAM instead now: https://camwebapp.com/
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Old 1st July 2017, 8:33 PM   #3
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Just got it, unless it's staring at me in the face, doesn't look like you can setup custom CPU fan curves? Perhaps the feature is only available for those with NZXT coolers.
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Whats wrong with the features in the BIOS?
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Old 1st July 2017, 9:16 PM   #5
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I found what ASUS has built into the BIOS to be a little clunky. From what I can see, you can't set any more than three points in the fan curve, and I can't work out how to set it to control the CPU cooler fan and leave the chassis fans alone.

Perhaps I need to try again tomorrow, been messing around for hours with no result.
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Old 2nd July 2017, 10:06 AM   #6
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Just got it, unless it's staring at me in the face, doesn't look like you can setup custom CPU fan curves? Perhaps the feature is only available for those with NZXT coolers.
I have a Corsair H110iGTX AIO with it's own software for fan control based on conditions.
As for case fans I use the Asus Fan Xpert 3 software as part of the AI Suite to control them based on conditions using a custom profile - you can setup specific settings for CPU fan from there as well.
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Old 2nd July 2017, 12:02 PM   #7
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Does SpeedFan not pick up core temps?
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Old 5th July 2017, 3:30 PM   #8
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I'd keep away from Speedfan and find a better alternative eg the software that came with your motherboard or Afterburner, etc
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Does SpeedFan not pick up core temps?
It does, but it's reporting the four cores of my i5-7500 at 5~6 degrees each, CPU at 18 degrees.

HWMonitor reports the cores at 18~21 degrees, CPU at 20.

Sadly, I think SpeedFan is just a wee bit outdated.
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Old 18th July 2017, 3:35 PM   #10
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Try HWInfo64 instead.
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CPUID HWMonitor
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