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Core Temp Alternatives

Core Temp is described as 'compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information' and is a popular system information utility in the system & hardware category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Core Temp for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Open Hardware Monitor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Core Temp are AIDA64, Sidebar Diagnostics, SpeedFan and HWMonitor.

Core Temp alternatives are mainly System Information Utilities but may also be Fan Speed Tools or Hard Disk Diagnostic Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Core Temp.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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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.

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    Monitors a wide range of system stats in a very simple application.

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  2. AIDA64 icon


    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Tizen OS
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    AIDA64 is a system information, diagnostics, and auditing application developed by FinalWire Ltd., that runs on Windows, Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Tizen operating systems. It displays detailed information on the components of a computer.


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

  4. SpeedFan icon


    • 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    The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated.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.

  5. HWMonitor icon


    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

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


  6. Simple macOS system monitor in your menu bar.

  7. iStat is a series of system monitor apps. It's available in different versions: iStat Menus, iStat for iOS and iStat Server as a companion application to the iStat for iOS app that lets you remotely monitor your computers (free for Windows and Mac).

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    Real Temp

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core, Quad Core and Core i7 processors.

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

    Argus Monitor: Overview of system temperatures (CPU, GPU, HDD)
  10. GtkStressTesting icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    GST is a GTK system utility designed to stress and monitor various hardware components like CPU and RAM.

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