Core Temp Gadget

Core Temp Gadget

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 40 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.7
  • Total Downloads:
    450,560
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 07, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    405.29KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,248
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Core Temp Gadget is a free Windows gadget that displays the temperature and load of your CPU's cores as well as basic information about your processor and platform. To use it, you must have ALCPU's Core Temp installed and running. Core Temp is a small, free application that extracts critical data from sensors and displays it in a compact interface. Core Temp Gadget simply displays data from Core Temp in an unobtrusive desktop gadget.

Core Temp doesn't have to be running to download and install Core Temp Gadget, but the utility must be running to port data to the gadget. Core Temp identified our processor by model, platform, frequency, VID, Revision, CPUID, and Lithography standard as well as number of cores and threads and each core's temperature and load. We minimized Core Temp and turned to the gadget. It displayed our processor data in a compact but colorful view that included the CPU maker's logo. Beneath this were three graph lines coded in different colors--one each for each core's temperature, load, and activity, plus another for RAM use--and at the bottom a moving graph displayed the data. Unusually for a gadget, this one offers quite a few options, including displaying the clock speed in gigahertz, changing colors, enabling items to display, and configuring the graphs. As with all Windows gadgets, we could drag it around wherever we wanted on the desktop and access its settings by right-clicking the desktop and selecting Gadgets.

We're quite familiar with Core Temp, which is a terrific little tool for keeping an eye on your system and a must for overclockers and tweakers. Core Temp Gadget is one of the best little desktop tools we've tried, and one that provides crucial warnings when things aren't working as they should. Even if you don't overclock your system or even peek beneath the hood, it's educational to see what's up with your CPU.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.4

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 19
  • All Versions

    2.6

    out of 40 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 19
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1 stars

"Do not install this program !"

December 16, 2014  |  By tbgoog

 |  Version: Core Temp Gadget 2.7

Pros

none. the old version of the prog is gone and the new owner turned it into malware heaven !

Cons

WARNING: DO NOT INSTALL THIS PROGRAM !!

I downloaded cpu temp from http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/ and I got a whole lot junkware on my system: a bobrowser and a magic program called hpui.exe that restarted automatically when killed.... unbelievable !

There are only two programs that can remove this junk from your system: anti-malware bytes mamba and adwcleaner.

good luck !!


try to avoid this headache if you can.

Summary

This is junk, junk, junk.
Stay away from it.

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1 stars

"classical example of crapware"

November 03, 2014  |  By User881

 |  Version: Core Temp Gadget 2.7

Pros

none, trust me.

Cons

1. CNET Editors' Rating 5.0 stars Spectacular. ***?!
2. lol at dudes (most likely one) trying to explain in comments, that you can opt out from malware. ye, you can, just opt not to install this.

Summary

afik - i will not download anything else from cnet.com, and will recommend other people to do the same and stay out from spectacular 5 star crapware with free offerings.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.7
  • New: Option to change from the default Navy Blue background.
  • New: Support for multiprocessor systems, the gadget will list all cores in the system.
  • New: User defined minimum temperature value when graphs are in temperature mode.
  • Fixed: Spacing issues when zoom is less than 100% and gadget is on the right.
General
Publisher ALCPU
Publisher web site http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/
Release Date August 22, 2011
Date Added September 07, 2011
Version 2.7
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Gadgets & Widgets
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 405.29KB
File Name CoreTempGadget.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 450,560
Downloads Last Week 1,248
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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