Motherboard Monitor

Motherboard Monitor

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 46 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.3.7
  • Total Downloads:
    310,334
  • Date Added:
    March 27, 2006
  • File Size:
    1.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    191
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Motherboard Monitor's documentation may not explain every detail of the program, but it is safe to call it a sensor monitor for your PC. The interface is a collection of dials, check boxes, and taskbar icons that read data from motherboard CPU temperature and fan speed sensors. While it isn't a mess, it is difficult to accurately predict where to find settings and information.

Setup is not for novices. You first need to know the make and model of your motherboard and then be prepared to answer quite a few questions that may stump even some advanced users. If you've answered everything correctly, Motherboard Monitor places icons on your taskbar. (The icons depend on which sensors are available on your motherboard.)

The program stores data over time and can shut down overheated systems. You can fine tune the program, but the documentation is spotty. On our first test machine, Motherboard Monitor reported the temperature of our CPU and case at the freezing point of water. Adding to the disappointment, the program can't determine if you've input the correct board manufacturer and revision. Many of our test machines had motherboards not recognized by the utility.

If you're an advanced user who has overclocked your system, this program will help monitor your CPU. Everyone else has little use for Motherboard Monitor.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.2

    out of 46 votes

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1 stars

"doesn't work with most systems, give 0 stars if I could"

March 22, 2012  |  By BobRess

 |  Version: Motherboard Monitor 5.3.7

Pros

might be good if you are nursing along an old system

Cons

Too old, doesn't work with most systems

Summary

Too old, doesn't work with most systems

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1 stars

"Can't use unless you have details of your motherboard."

December 18, 2010  |  By beziersman

 |  Version: Motherboard Monitor 5.3.7

Pros

None None None None None None

Cons

Need details of mother board - which is not always available.

Summary

Find another package

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1 stars

"old old old"

December 02, 2010  |  By joeivie

 |  Version: Motherboard Monitor 5.3.7

Pros

none that i could get to

Cons

Doesn't work on Win7

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1 stars

"Only supports some motherboards"

July 29, 2010  |  By nandito2k

 |  Version: Motherboard Monitor 5.3.7

Pros

Installs....
If you are lucky, your motherboard is in the list

Cons

They should ask for your motherboard before install so you don't waste your time.

Summary

Look for something else

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1 stars

"Didn't work for me"

July 09, 2010  |  By Nightdragon972

 |  Version: Motherboard Monitor 5.3.7

Pros

Lots of older motherboards supported

Cons

None of the three MSI motherboards I have in my custom builds were supported.

Summary

I cant really offer much of an opinion as it did not work for me. I have two AMD socket 939 mobos and a P45. None of them were supported. It seems that supported motherboards are mostly older. So if your motherboard is more than 4 years old it seems you have a higher probability of it being supported.

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2 stars

"What a cluster-fubar program."

May 09, 2010  |  By jcfsusmc

 |  Version: Motherboard Monitor 5.3.7

Pros

If you happen to be an experienced user with lots of motherboard to OS experience, this program may be useful... I think. I did get it to accurately report core temps on my taskbar.

Cons

Setup is clearly not designed for anyone without considerable experience. It's just not worth it.

Summary

Tried this program on my AMD notebook and my home made ASUS mobo driven machine. I'm sticking to cpuid.com. It's not like we need that many trinkets. I would say; if you are a developer or tester, go for it. But this program is NOT for normal or even intermediate users like myself.

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5 stars

"Light weight and informative"

March 12, 2010  |  By saidbakr

 |  Version: Motherboard Monitor 5.3.7

Pros

The light weight application and the informative values about my computer's CPU temp and fan. In addition the ease of installation

Cons

The unavailability for plug-ins such as something simple like displaying date and time in the dashboard and the absence of the official website. By the way I use version 5.3.3.0

Summary

Very good tool for the mother boards comes with no monitoring software such as my board Shuttle AK31.

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1 stars

"no hp support"

March 06, 2010  |  By Balaldor

 |  Version: Motherboard Monitor 5.3.7

Pros

quick install

Cons

had to restart, no support for Hp motherboards

Summary

did not live up to hype

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1 stars

"Missing DLL so wasred time downloading & installing"

January 16, 2010  |  By magysbill

 |  Version: Motherboard Monitor 5.3.7

Pros

nothing comes to mind

Cons

It doesn't work after 2 downloads and installs. Missing DLL not in the free DLL web site

Summary

Skip it

Updated on Jan 16, 2010

Mixed up this review before. Monitor does not work well on this planet. My cpu was minus 178 celcius and half of the voltage indicators were unpowered. I have Win ME so maybe it works for better OS

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1 stars

"Did not work on my PC"

November 16, 2009  |  By Markyph

 |  Version: Motherboard Monitor 5.3.7

Pros

None t all

Cons

It did not work, what a waste of time!

Summary

Didn't work on my pc, but you may have more luck

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Alex van Kaam
Publisher web site http://mbm.livewiredev.com/
Release Date March 27, 2006
Date Added March 27, 2006
Version 5.3.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.22MB
File Name mbm5370.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 310,334
Downloads Last Week 191
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
 
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