Core Temp Gadget

Core Temp Gadget

Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 38 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    377,696
  • Date Added:
    September 03, 2010
  • File Size:
    405.29KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,791
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows Vista/Server 2008/7

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Results 1-10 of 34

  • 1 stars

    "Do not install. It contains a Trojan horse"

    October 07, 2014   |   By jorgecalder

    Version: Core Temp Gadget 2.7

    Pros

    I did not even install it

    Cons

    Even though I downloaded this app directly from alcpu.com, AVG AntiVirus says the setup file contains the MalSign.Generic.2E0

    AVG states "Trojan horse Generic is a malicious application that allows hackers to remotely access you computer system letting them modify files, steal personal information and install more unwanted software."

    Summary

    Do NOT install. It contains MalSign.Generic.2E0

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  • 1 stars

    "Bundled with MALWARE"

    September 21, 2014   |   By DigitalBlade

    Version: Core Temp Gadget 2.7

    Pros

    None, no good developer that will bundle it with malicious software. It might have been good without the malware, but that's irrelevant.

    Cons

    It installs YTDownloader (for which there is no option to opt out under advanced install - you can opt out of other seemingly harmless ones (which I did).

    It takes over your browsers (changes home page/search engine EVEN after you try to switch back), makes multiple changes to registry, creates scheduled tasks to auto re-install if you uninstall it, and is just an all-around nightmare to clean up.

    DO NOT INSTALL the .exe version

    Summary

    DO NOT INSTALL. Too bad there's no way to report to CNET, having "CNET Secure Download" for this is misleading

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome program!"

    May 23, 2014   |   By mrmiran

    Version: Core Temp Gadget 2.7

    Pros

    Graph shows temperature over time, numbers on the task bar show the temperature for each core in real time. The desktop widget also shows your processor type, clockspeed, and RAM used.

    Cons

    PLEASE read when you install software! Don't blindly click "accept" on things! READ! Just go to "advanced settings" when you install it and un-select the extra software so it doesn't install any adware. READ any pop-ups that show up on your screen! Don't blame the programmer! This is a Cnet issue. I hate sneaky stuff like that.

    Summary

    Saved my wife's laptop from an early death! We have birds... Cockatiels, to be specific, and they produce a lot of dander and dust. The computer fan sucks all that right into the computer and over time it begins running hotter and hotter. We dust and vacuum regularly, but the dust in the computer has to be blown out from time to time. This program lets us now LONG before it is a problem! I highly recommend it!

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  • 1 stars

    "Artemis Trojan???"

    March 01, 2014   |   By DSkylark

    Version: Core Temp Gadget 2.7

    Pros

    None. I'm sure the product would be great if I could get to it without getting a virus.

    Cons

    Tried to download and virus protection quarantined a Trojan Virus.

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  • 1 stars

    "Contains a load of malware. Don't download"

    February 18, 2014   |   By rfilcoff

    Version: Core Temp Gadget 2.7

    Pros

    Nice display of temperature for each core: (currrent temp, min temp and max temp.
    Also display processors frequency

    Cons

    The amount of pop-ups that the malware that accompanied this download/installation was enough to render my computer virtually useless. I wasted several hours cleaning up the mess that this software left on my computer.

    Summary

    Avoid this software.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works great."

    November 13, 2013   |   By swanjame

    Version: Core Temp Gadget 2.7

    Pros

    I run it on a Windows 7 notebook, a Windows 7 netbook, and a Windows 8 tablet, all dual core. It was very helpful in diagnosing and fixing a longstanding problem with overheating in the notebook.

    Cons

    Absolutely none. It installs easily and I have it start with Windows.

    Summary

    Keep an eye on your temps!

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  • 5 stars

    "Works perfectly - READ instructions"

    October 10, 2013   |   By alurlyrx

    Version: Core Temp Gadget 2.7

    Pros

    Asus Sabertooth FX 990 FX2.0 with AMD 8350 CPU ... all eight cores register temperature perfectly. No beefs. I've been using this desktop gadget and Core Temp app for over a year on two other machines with 4 cores with no problems.

    Cons

    You have to be able to read and follow directions with the capacity of a middle school student if you don't want to accept the free offers. Given that the only thing that males read are stop signs, it is a bit of a challenge. If you use CNET and can't work your way through the free offers, I wouldn't embarrass myself and post it in the reviews. The only thing I noticed is that I had to go to an additional site to download the Core Temp app. It had one button to skip all free offers. It is very ethical.

    Summary

    Seriously, I wouldn't admit that I had trouble installing and using this app. It is as easy to use and performs perfectly. Most people don't need to see their core temps unless they're overclocking. I can't believe someone with the knowledge of overclocking would have a problem with this program.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not up to the mark"

    September 29, 2013   |   By herrythomas709

    Version: Core Temp Gadget 2.7

    Pros

    The tool is compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.

    Cons

    Quite difficult to use for a normal computer user

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  • 5 stars

    "Software itself is awesome! Careful which link youclick"

    September 04, 2013

    Version: Core Temp Gadget 2.7

    Pros

    No installation required. Runs standalone. lightweight. Fast accurate info reported. My fan has been seizing up and I can get an alert if my cpu is overheating before the laptop shuts down

    Cons

    interface is a bit outdated, but doesnt affect functionality. Just looks very windows 95-ish

    Summary

    This is NOT the core temp app. This is the desktop gadget. Click "direct download link" below the "cnet installer" download button. That gets you the zip with the gadget file. Run it and the gadget shows right up. THEN click the "get core temp" link on the gadget. On THAT page, DON'T click the big download link! Click "more downloads" then click your windows bit version. You get another zip with no installer crap...just the program exe.

    Updated on Sep 4, 2013

    Correct you should only be downloading two ZIP files from cnet and softpedia. The zips contain the actual compiled programs and don't require installation. If you are downloading an EXE, DON'T run it! Try a different link.

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't download!"

    August 20, 2013   |   By RavenZG

    Version: Core Temp Gadget 2.7

    Pros

    NON
    !!!!!!

    Cons

    Full of malware

    Summary

    Piece of crap software, that makes a big mess on your pc. If you don't know how to deal with **** such as this.

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    General
    Publisher ALCPU
    Publisher web site http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
    Release Date September 01, 2010
    Date Added September 03, 2010
    Version 2.5
    Category
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 405.29KB
    File Name CoreTempGadget.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 377,696
    Downloads Last Week 3,791
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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