How do I keep Speedfan CPU temp in systray?

By gregrocker ·
Hi I only get Speedfan CPU temp in my systray if I open the program. I set the configuration to show CPU temp in tray, Options to minimize on close which keeps the temp after I close the Speedfan control panel. But the p.c. will not startup with temps in tray and not show them until I open Speedfan, even if I check "start minimized" (just puts little fan icon in tray til I open it) or "static icon" (ditto). Am I missing an option?

I pulled out my 10-year-old 24/7 Pentium 4 heatsink to **** out the dust and replaced it without re-pasting since the paste was still moist. Temp is staying around 106 avg which seems low enough to leave it the way it is?

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by ---TK--- In reply to How do I keep Speedfan CP ...

106 F is a fine temp, for a P4 (my P4's run round 102 F)... All I can say is that your very lucky, you didn't melt your CPU to the heat sync. Although, I still would recommend pulling it, wipe off the old thermal grease, and reapplying it... But its up to you. :)

As far as speedfan CPU goes, I don't use that program to monitor my CPU and Fan speeds... I just set a thermal shutdown threshold in the BIOS, so I don't have to worry about it...

Edited: added thermal...

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Applying grease

by gregrocker In reply to well....

today it's up to 118-120 but averaging around 111. I think I should do the thermal grease. my main concern is not having to take the CPU out of the board and not getting the grease on the circuitry as I wipe it off (with a rag with alcohol?). any tips welcome/

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Startup folder

by dpalsen In reply to How do I keep Speedfan CP ...

Put the program in the "startup" folder in your start menu (create it if it isn't already there), and then it will automatically start on startup. I'm with TK, though. Just let it shutdown through the BIOS if the CPU gets too hot.

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As suggested

by Jacky Howe In reply to How do I keep Speedfan CP ...

Create a shortcut to SpeedFan and place it in the appropriate Startup folder. Make sure that start minimised is selected in Options.

Windows XP

C:\Documents and Settings\Rob\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Windows 7 and Vista

C:\Users\Rob\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup


"C:\Program Files\SpeedFan\speedfan.exe"

Start in:

"C:\Program Files\SpeedFan"

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Cotton cloth

by Jacky Howe In reply to As suggested

Remove the Power cord from the PSU to discharge the Capacitors in the Power Supply. Then press the Power button for 10 seconds to discharge the Capacitors on the Motherboard.

Remembering to ground yourself by placing the back of your hand on the Power Supply Unit and not moving your feet. By not taking this precaution it is possible that you could inadvertantly cause damage to the PC from an electrostatic discharge. Then remove the Heatsink, giving it a thorough clean with a cotton cloth. Remove, clean the top and reseat the CPU applying new CPU grease.

Arctic Silver is a good grease.

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by gregrocker In reply to Cotton cloth
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No problems

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