Hardware sensors monitor Alternatives

    Hardware sensors monitor is described as 'utilizes sensor chips on smart motherboards to track system and CPU core temperatures, voltages and cooling fans. By quickly catching an overheated computer, you can prevent disasters such as system instability or damage' and is an app in the System & Hardware category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Hardware sensors monitor for Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Mono. The best alternative is Open Hardware Monitor, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hardware sensors monitor are SpeedFan (Free), Sidebar Diagnostics (Free, Open Source), GSmartControl (Free, Open Source) and HWMonitor (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 7, 2021

    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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    2. 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.

      Discontinued

      The developer promised new versions, but the program seems to be no longer updated.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

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    3. SidebarDiagnostics - A simple sidebar for Windows desktop that displays hardware diagnostic information. Features: Monitors CPU, RAM, GPU, network, and logical drives. Allows for lots of customization. Allows alerts for various values. Allows binding hotkeys.
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    4. Smartctl GUI that supports controlling hard drive Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting.
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    5. PC hardware sensor monitoring utility that displays voltages, temperatures, and fan speeds.


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

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

    7. Real Temp is a temperature monitoring program designed for all Intel single Core, Dual Core, Quad Core and Core i7 processors.
    8. Monitoring temperatures and status of system components such as CPU, GPU and hard disk drive, fan speeds * Monitor your hard disk drive temperature and the health status of your hard disk drive by constantly checking the critical S.M.A.R.T. attributes.
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    9. smcFanControl is the perfect application for all those Macbook owners getting burned by their hot-running Macbook. This Mac application allows you to control the speed of the fan in your MacBook so you can avoid it running hot.
    10. 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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