Core Temp

Core Temp

Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 108 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.99.8
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
October 03, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
316,341
Downloads Last Week:
11
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' Note: Core Temp includes optional bundled software that may trigger alerts from security software. Core Temp has been tested for malware by the CNET Download.com team and meets our security requirements.

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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 108 votes

    • 5 star: 33
    • 4 star: 30
    • 3 star: 12
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 28
  • Current Version:

    3.6

    out of 31 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 6
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  • 5 stars

    "A great utility but don't download from CNet!"

    February 09, 2012   |   By Philip_Goddard

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Displays CPU core temperatures and other data in a really efficient and useful manner. I have it set to display the highest core temperature in my notification area (system tray) as I have dual-core CPU, and I really like it.

    Cons

    No cons relating to Core Temp. The problem is the MALWARE that CNet uses to download / install Core Temp. It uses a range of nasty ploys to trick even the most clear-headed and determined avoider of unwanted software into having a bunch of crapware installed. Not all CNet downloads are this bad, but this one goes beyond all bounds of decency in its determination to install unwanted software regardless of the person's clear wish not to get loaded with such junk.

    Summary

    Core Temp is a great little program, and totally benign. You just need to download it from the developer's website, NOT from CNet. The installation package from the former doesn't even mention, let alone try to get you to install, anything other than Core Temp.

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  • 5 stars

    "This utility is awesome,no guessing about system health"

    January 28, 2012   |   By scarv48

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Capable of monitoring temp of both cores. Option of monitoring RAM also. Works with a real sweet 3rd party desktop gadget. Everything works flawlessly.

    Cons

    Not extremely intuitive and lacks documentation to make up for it. Learning curve is a bit steeper than is should be

    Summary

    I am now spoiled and could not live without this utility. I know when to close down some work, vent my laptop, or to reboot for safety.

    Updated on Jan 28, 2012

    I donated to the author to help with future updates.

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  • 1 stars

    "malware junk"

    January 27, 2012   |   By 686166233

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    none unless you like malware

    Cons

    Tries to install what looks like malware also Yahoo toolbar and another one along with with some browser plugins. Tries to change your
    search engine defaults. virus scanner alerted me so I deleted it
    disappointing I used to always trust c net downloads not so sure now.

    Summary

    junkware

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  • 3 stars

    "Precise monitor for your CPU temperature"

    January 20, 2012   |   By CR_V1

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    More precise than other similar tools and displays more details. Small, doesn't take up space and quick launch of the application are a big plus.

    Cons

    One needs to be careful what they choose to be installed during setup. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects the startup of the installation as virus. One big flaw is that after the installation of the program, even when it's not running it causes some issues for Chrome-pages fail to load or display "Oops! Something went wrong!" error, and some plugins, mostly Flash, tend to hiccup and crash every now and then. It stopped as soon as I uninstalled Coretemp so I suspect it's the main culprit of this problem.

    Summary

    I would suggest this tool to everyone-if the ones who made this tool would ditch all the unnecessary junk that comes with it-you're left little choice whether or not to install it. Very, very disappointed.

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  • 5 stars

    "Useful & well built"

    January 17, 2012   |   By theQuicker1

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Does good work
    Logging feature
    Works for multiple cores
    Integrates well with W7 (Windows 7)

    Cons

    Nothing of consequence

    Summary

    Takes your computers temperature and tells you what it is.

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  • 1 stars

    "MALWARE PACKAGE"

    January 14, 2012   |   By PASSWORD127

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    It tells you your core temps.

    Cons

    If you are not careful you can install some nasty **** along with it.

    Summary

    I mis-clicked and got some crappy Linkury toolbar on Chrome that has NO uninstaller.

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  • 4 stars

    "Simple and does the job."

    January 11, 2012   |   By joeterps

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Simple install. Simple to use. Does exactly what it is supposed to do, tell you how hot your cpus are and what the Tj. Max is. You can set any alarm to warn you when things are getting too hot and when you minimize it it displays both your cpu temps in your system tray. It's FREE!

    Cons

    Pay attention during the install or you will install other stuff you don't want like the Blekko toolbar, setting Blekko as your default search engine and some gaming stuff.

    Summary

    I Highly Recommend it!

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  • 1 stars

    "Actually works, beware the scams"

    December 28, 2011   |   By Sage_952

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Gets the job done without a fuss. The optional and separate Windows Gadget is everything I wanted and nothing I didn't. Configuring Core Temp to be invisible was a breeze.

    Cons

    If you have only one firing brain cell and keep clicking accept, you'll end up with a ton of adware and other crap installed with it. Pay attention and actually read what's on the screen before clicking, and you will make it through with only Core Temp installed just fine.

    Summary

    While there is in fact no malware (I'm thinking false positives based on heuristics) the installer borders on it, using a variety of layout and wording tricks to try and get you to install additional software. It is for this reason alone that I gave it merely 1 star: shame on you, ALCPU, for sinking to the level of con artists.

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  • 1 stars

    "AVG Reports "THREAT DETECTED""

    December 17, 2011   |   By -ScreamingMonkey-

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    (Cancelled the install)

    Cons

    AVG Antivirus reports Adware/Spyware class threat upon install.

    Summary

    I wouldn't risk it.

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  • 1 stars

    "BEWARE OF MALWARE! CNET FAILED US :("

    December 17, 2011   |   By finvalue

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    I can't add anything to the PROS section because I didn't install the product - the malware scared me away from Core Temp and CNet!

    Cons

    Stay away from this program! Spybot reports Malware! CNET, I'm very disappointed with this. You are no longer a reliable site to download programs! Better clean this up fast and apologize to your patrons!

    Summary

    Stay away from this program! Spybot reports Malware! CNET, I'm very disappointed with this. You are no longer a reliable site to download programs! Better clean this up fast and apologize to your patrons!

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