Open Hardware Monitor

Open Hardware Monitor

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 10 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.4.0 Beta
File Size:
254.38KB
Date Added:
January 08, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
24,711
Downloads Last Week:
195
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and above

Editors' Note: Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or may potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing or using this software.

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  • All Versions:

    4.5

    out of 10 votes

    • 5 star: 7
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
  • Current Version:

    4.8

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "Simply and useful"

    April 02, 2014   |   By vesstovessto

    Version: Open Hardware Monitor 0.4.0 Beta

    Pros

    Portable and light.

    Cons

    No default values for temperature so users to know if they reach the max safe level.

    Summary

    Nice and useful program, perfect for free and beta one.

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  • 5 stars

    "Displays temps/load/speed of GPU, CPU, HD, & Bus speed."

    August 24, 2012   |   By mkzynski

    Version: Open Hardware Monitor 0.4.0 Beta

    Pros

    - Easy to read/sort through explorer like window with pre-named hardware.
    - Displays min/max/current temperatures/speeds of individual cores of the processor and graphics card processor.
    - Displays min/max/current temperature of the hard drive.
    - Displays bus min/max/current speed.
    - Can also display graph over time of different statistics as well.
    - Has completely customizable space saving gadget that you can enable instead of the window that you can add or remove temps/speeds/etc, make it smaller, drag and drop gadget size and position.
    - Seems to be extremely accurate/instantaneous readings.

    Cons

    None that I have come up with over the last year I've had the program.

    Summary

    Simply the best free program for keeping tabs on temps, speeds, etc. You will not regret having this program on laptops or PC's. Great way to monitor your temps. I love the gadget option that just has a nice little window with temps I selected. I always keep it in the corner of the desktop.

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  • 4 stars

    "Handy display of Parameters"

    July 31, 2012   |   By swanjame

    Version: Open Hardware Monitor 0.4.0 Beta

    Pros

    Easy to download and install. Runs off of flash drive.

    Cons

    No indication of fan presence or fan speed on my laptop.

    Summary

    Downloads, installs, and runs easily but the lack of fan information on my laptop limits its usefulness for troubleshooting.

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  • 5 stars

    "The only one that showed temps, without Admin rights..."

    April 21, 2012   |   By scottls59901

    Version: Open Hardware Monitor 0.4.0 Beta

    Pros

    No permanent installation, and w/wo Admin showed the same info on my system (everyone's system is different...).

    I've tried "several" different freebies, and None showed CPU/HD temps (blank).

    Cons

    Could NOT find " Open Hardware Monitor " on a cnet Search (after opened), but " Open Hardware Monitor cnet " shows on a Google search?

    Cnet Please fix, so others can more easily find it!

    Summary

    Win 7 (32), i5-2500, Intel DH67BL MBO, WD Raptor Sata6 10K rpm HD (WOW!- faster than my old C300 SDD, using free Defraggler full defrag/replace... (must also Disable Win auto-defrag schedule!)).

    This app shows "most everything", and extra info would be Very useful to Gamers/OC'rs (cannot OC i5-2500, but it's has
    Turbo-Boost 3.67ghz (like it Much better than old i7-2600, and like a video card better than on-board video!).

    I Was looking for what made the "Loud" whining noise coming from my Antec 300 ATX desktop case, and thought it may be temps (Not?)?
    Turned out that I Was defragging on 1st cold startup.

    Not the first time I've had problems with installations..., on a cold startup.
    Also I find system/net... is Much faster, if I do a no-activity reboot 15min after cold startup.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent Product"

    April 08, 2012   |   By primecipher

    Version: Open Hardware Monitor 0.4.0 Beta

    Pros

    Simple, easy to use, many more features than the competition.

    Cons

    Commit size is not tiny, but I really haven't found any true cons yet.

    Summary

    I recommend this product.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great Monitoring program when run with Admin rights"

    March 24, 2012   |   By gqmracerx7

    Version: Open Hardware Monitor 0.4.0 Beta

    Pros

    Gives CPU voltages, all core temp/speed/load, fan speeds, GPU temp/speed/load/fan, and HDD temps. Very low overhead to run program. Can hide items I don't want displayed. Rename labels for what I want them or if they have generic labels.

    Cons

    I haven't found one yet.

    Summary

    Run it with Administrator rights so you see all the voltages/temps/etc. From the other reviews I saw I think they were missing that step. Worked great for my OC'd i5-2500K and GTX 460.

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