HWMonitor

HWMonitor

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 41 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.26
  • Total Downloads:
    385,333
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,094
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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HWMonitor keeps track of your computer's vital statistics, including the temperature of various components and the current incoming voltages. With this information, you can ensure that your machine is not in danger of overheating or any other type of mechanical failure.

Pros

Straightforward presentation: All of the data that this program records is presented in one clear chart. And in addition to the current readings for all of your systems, you can also see the recommended maximums and minimums for each category to give you a frame of reference.

Real-time updates: This program updates all of the data readings it displays in real time. That means you can just glance over now and then to see how your computer's doing rather than having to switch over to the program and refresh the feed.

Cons

No alerts: If HWMonitor does detect readings that are outside the norm, it won't do anything other than display that value on the screen just as it would with an acceptable value. There is no way to configure the program to alert you to a problem, so you just have to keep an eye on things, yourself. But it does give you the means to do that.

Bottom Line

HWMonitor is not a program that comes with a lot of bells and whistles, but it does deliver on its promised features. Its readouts are easy to understand, even for novice users, and it's free to download and use without restrictions.

 
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User Reviews
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2 stars

"Fully loaded with malware"

September 29, 2014  |  By imanjabahia

 |  Version: HWMonitor 1.25

Pros

works...shows temperature

Cons

Fully loaded with malware...dont download it.

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5 stars

"Most Complete Best Choice"

July 26, 2014  |  By Mike98

 |  Version: HWMonitor 1.25

Pros

Easy to install. No error(s) or no problem(s). Gives temperatures, fan speeds and voltages of the processor, graphic card and motherboard. There are no values omitted.

Cons

There are no cons.

Summary

Look no further, HWMonitor is the most complete program for monitoring your system. I downloaded HWMonitor from their website!

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5 stars

"GREAT PROGRAM"

January 12, 2014  |  By boxturtle4

 |  Version: HWMonitor 1.22

Pros

Does what it says. Shows temperatures, fans, cpu, etc.

Cons

None, works with no problems.

Summary

Love this program. Also have their other one CPU-Z which is equally great.

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5 stars

"good software"

August 12, 2013  |  By kbarhorse

 |  Version: HWMonitor 1.22

Pros

functional and easy to understand

Cons

none that come to mind

Summary

three stars + solid, practical use software

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4 stars

"Good, but doesn't correctly read everything"

June 01, 2013  |  By anotherwinuser

 |  Version: HWMonitor 1.22

Pros

Free, nice layout.

Cons

Watch out! Mis-reports some voltages for certain motherboards, and doesn't warn you that they may be wrong! (Says that my PC's 12V line is at 8.096V, but my DMM says it is 12.02V!)

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4 stars

"Not too bad"

May 25, 2013  |  By WookieeMonster

 |  Version: HWMonitor 1.22

Pros

Simple GUI. Monitored my internal HDD and video card.

Cons

Does NOT monitor external HDD.

Summary

I'll keep looking.

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4 stars

"its good ."

May 07, 2013  |  By fixeverything

 |  Version: HWMonitor 1.22

Pros

monitors all temps

Cons

i just wish it monitored RAM and CPU use

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2 stars

"Very simple, very limited"

April 13, 2013  |  By SiliconDreams

 |  Version: HWMonitor 1.21

Pros

Great support!
Extremely simple interface

Cons

Very limited (4 sensors of each type)
Extremely simple interface
No context menus
No flyover help

Summary

I had many difficulties installing this app, and the developer was most diligent in sorting out the troubles. That warrants 4 stars at least!

But... There are only 4 of each type of sensor available onscreen. If you have 7 thermal sensors, as I do, which ones do I want displayed and monitored?

If you have 6 fans, as I do, which fans must be unmonitored?

That's -1 star.

The user interface (UI) has grown out of a Win95 base, and that's not a bad thing, but it limits the developer, and it looks pretty dated and clunky. -1 star.

But it's a rock-solid app... So it's worth trying, and if you like a cramped, 90's UI, then this is the HW monitor for you!

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5 stars

"Does the job done."

February 24, 2013  |  By duci0167

 |  Version: HWMonitor 1.21

Pros

Don't have to guess what is temp1... like in speedfan. This is better. Simple softver for simple job and done it great.

Cons

have no problem

Summary

Like Herk said,it's free!

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4 stars

"Works, but wish it was more detailed."

November 29, 2012  |  By skaizun

 |  Version: HWMonitor 1.21

Pros

Works on my laptop.

Cons

Could give more/better details.

Summary

I use "SpeedFan" on my desktop computer. I love its detailed info, which, recently, saved my computer, as it showed that the CPU fan wasn't cooling properly (immediately after opening my computer (FWIW, I'm a computer programmer with over 30 years of experience, including a sideline job of fixing home and business computers), the fan started making a grinding noise and slowed down, considerably!)).

But, for some reason, it wouldn't run at all on my laptop computer, which was virtually identical to my desktop, so I needed a substitute, and chose HWMonitor.

The program runs quickly and well, but I wish the display was more detailed, similar to SpeedFan, which is the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.26
  • Added CPU and GPU utilization.
  • Added DRAM power (Haswell processors).
  • Intel X99 Platform (DDR4 and Haswell-E).
  • Support for Windows 10.
  • New application icon.
General
Publisher CPUID
Publisher web site http://www.cpuid.com/
Release Date December 03, 2014
Date Added December 03, 2014
Version 1.26
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.14MB
File Name hwmonitor_1.26-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 385,333
Downloads Last Week 2,094
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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