Speedfan CPU temps too low, alternatives?

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  1. Joe91

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    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.

    Cheers :thumbup:
     
  2. Sphinx2000

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Does SpeedFan not pick up core temps?
     
  8. i7Baby

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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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    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.
     
  10. i7Baby

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    Try HWInfo64 instead.
     
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    CPUID HWMonitor
     

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