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    Core Temp Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Core Temp for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Open Hardware Monitor, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Core Temp and 17 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Core Temp are Sidebar Diagnostics (Free, Open Source), AIDA64 (Paid), SpeedFan (Free) and HWMonitor (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 30, 2021
    Core Temp
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital...
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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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      jsadoski Monitors a wide range of system stats in a very simple application.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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

      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Tizen OS
      • Ubuntu Touch
      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. 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      The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated.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.

    4. PC hardware sensor monitoring utility that displays voltages, temperatures, and fan speeds.

    5. Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core, Quad Core and Core i7 processors.
    6. Monitoring temperatures and status of system components such as CPU, GPU and hard disk drive, fan speeds
    7. Intel® Power Gadget is a software-based power estimation tool enabled for 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors or newer. It provides real-time processor package power information in watts using energy counters.
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      Linpack is a benchmark and the most aggressive stress testing software available today. Best used to test stability of overclocked PCs. Linpack tends to crash unstable PCs in a shorter period of time compared to other stress testing applications.
    8. Take gaming to the next level with OMEN Gaming Hub, OMEN's dynamic software solution. Optimize your hardware, earn real-life rewards, manage your games, play remotely, and more. Think of it as a rare in-game item that boosts all of your character's stats.
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