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Argus Monitor Alternatives

Argus Monitor is described as 'Monitoring temperatures and status of system components such as CPU, GPU and hard disk drive, fan speeds' and is a hard disk diagnostic tool in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Argus Monitor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and The best alternative is Open Hardware Monitor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Argus Monitor are CrystalDiskInfo, Sidebar Diagnostics, GSmartControl and SpeedFan.

Argus Monitor alternatives are mainly Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools but may also be Fan Speed Tools or System Information Utilities. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Argus Monitor.
This page was last updated May 7, 2021
  • Windows

Monitoring temperatures and status of system components such as CPU, GPU and hard disk drive, fan speeds

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  1. The Open Hardware Monitor is a free open source software that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer.

  2. Open-source HDD/SSD utility for monitoring S.M.A.R.T. values, disk temperature and other information.

  3. SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information.

  4. GSmartControl

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.

  5. SpeedFan

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures. SpeedFan supports SCSI disks too.


    The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated. Latest version, 4.52, released in June 2016, can be still downloaded from the official website.

  6. HWMonitor

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors : voltages, temperatures, fans speed.

  7. HD Tune is a hard disk / SSD utility with many functions. It can be used to measure the drive's performance, scan for errors, check the health status (S.M.A.R.T.), securely erase all data and more!.

  8. Core Temp

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.


    The installation may contain adwares. Be careful during the installation:

  9. This is the release repository for Fan Control, a highly customizable fan controlling software for Windows. - Rem0o/FanControl.Releases

  10. HDDScan is a freeware utility for storage devices diagnostics (HDD, RAID, Flash). The program can scan storage device for bad blocks, show S.M.A.R.T. attributes and change some HDD parameters such as AAM, APM, etc.

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