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Open Hardware Monitor Comments

about Open Hardware Monitor · ·

Why I like Open Hardware Monitor:
This is one of the only apps I can find, other than SpeedFan and MSI Afterburner, that reads my GPU and CPU temperatures AND can put the values in the System Tray.

I can also put fan speeds, clock speeds, and any of many other values it reads in the Sys Tray. SpeedFan works, but crashes a lot for me. MSI Afterburner works too, albeit through a far more complex interface, and the (bitmapped/blocky/unscalable) tray font is hard to read. Open Hardware Monitor is small, straightforward, has an easy to read (and antialiased/scalable) tray font, and is easier to configure for novices. 5 stars.

[Nvidia GTX 1070 and AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition.]

[Edited by toddgm, August 20]


No more updates sionce 12/2014, project abandonned?

about Open Hardware Monitor · ·

It's all in the title.
No more updates sionce 12/2014, project abandonned?



about Open Hardware Monitor and HWMonitor · ·

I've been using this program for over 2 years now and my only issue is the very slow updates (which is not a real issue unless you have the latest hardware).
Other then that is an amazing little program; modular (unlike HWMonitor) and very light weight with all the proper options (start with windows minimized and so on).

Highly recommended.