Temperature Monitor for Mac

Temperature Monitor for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 40 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.98
  • Total Downloads:
    115,296
  • Date Added:
    September 20, 2013
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    357
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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Accessing all accessible temperature sensors on your Mac is very useful if you're trying to find out why your computer hangs after some hours of usage or when under some heavy load. Temperature Monitor for Mac displays the temperature of every component within your Mac in an easy-to-read format.

This app comes in a small 3.3MB package, which you can download for free. Installation is straightforward and simple and there are additional drivers/software also included in the installer. Upon your first launch, Temperature Monitor for Mac will scan your computer and display all the information that it gathers. The app allows you to export readings and results to a simple text file for you to use as a reference. There are also other features such as system information and history tabs that make this app a great all-around system utility. The option to configure your layout and show and hide different windows is a great feature, too. If you feel like the app is taking up too much space, simply close all the windows and leave it running in the background, as you will still be able to access it via the menu icon.

Temperature Monitor for Mac covers all your system monitoring needs and more. This app is recommended for users who need to keep track of their computer's temperature.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"What's the point"

June 29, 2013  |  By Jacques34645

 |  Version: Temperature Monitor 4.97

Pros

None. I have to enter ten characters but there's nothing else to say.

Cons

Doesn't tell you if you are in danger.
No alarm or warning.
Just gives you numbers. So I know a certain component is currently 140 degrees. Is that high? Low? Will an alarm go off if it gets high? If they can make apps that beep warnings when I have a dentist appointment, why can't they make apps that beep warnings if your computer is overheating?

Summary

Useless app.

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5 stars

"Great if you think your Mac is overheating"

June 10, 2013  |  By m4ch4x0r

 |  Version: Temperature Monitor 4.97

Pros

Monitors anything it can find - motherboard, processor, video card, hard drives (SATA and ATA only), case, and so on

Cons

Doesn't control fan speeds (you'll need SMCFanControl for that)

Summary

I've been using this since being the proud owner of a MDD G4 (dual 1.42s). It's always worked beautifully, telling me everything I needed to know about temps in the computer while idle or under load. I've also used this on PowerBooks, MacBooks, iBooks (the laptop, not the iPad app), iMacs/eMacs, Mac Minis, other PowerMacs, Mac Pros, and Hackintoshes; the number of sensors this app will find will vary, depending on your hardware.

As for installing a driver to read Intel processor temps - the Intel processor KEXTs in OS X don't actually read the processor temp, from what I've been able to ascertain. Therefore, Temperature Monitor need to install this driver to read the temperature from the on-die thermometers.

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1 stars

"update drivers for Intel?? seriously?"

July 10, 2012  |  By dajaba

 |  Version: Temperature Monitor 4.96

Pros

not sure. 1234567890

Cons

Why would you need to update drivers for Intel CPUs (first question the softw asks when loaded... considering Apple has used nothing BUT Intels for years? It's absurd. This app should not require you to enter admin ID+password, there's no reason why it might need this kind of clearance.

Summary

Uninstalled.

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5 stars

"Excellent monitoring software"

April 30, 2012  |  By andeyejah

 |  Version: Temperature Monitor 4.95

Pros

I can see all temps on my imac.Very useful as i have had the same issues as the other reviewer here.I like to watch what my microwave oven is doing under load in case of burn out as reported by other imac users.I can now take regular screen shots of how it is performing.

Cons

I have not found any yet seems to run just fine

Summary

Thank you very much whoever made this software :)

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5 stars

"There Is Never Too Much Useful Information"

March 27, 2012  |  By hudsonw

 |  Version: Temperature Monitor 4.95

Pros

I have Temperature Monitor installed as a backdrop screen display on my Quad Core i5 iMac, 2.5 GHz, 16GB RAM, OSX 10.7.3.

I monitor the temperatures at 2-second intervals with as many sensors as possible because the Quad Core i5 iMac is very tightly packaged, internal air flow seems marginal at best, and temperatures soar when all CPUs are under 100% load for extended periods. You will be shocked how hot Macs get even under modest loads for a short period.

I use Temperature Monitor in conjunction with Bresink's Hardware Monitor because I need to know that my computer is working optimally. And, I need to know immediately when a computer is getting too hot and I need to adjust fan speeds.

Recently my iMac was registering a higher than normal secondary heatsink temperature, without load. Two weeks later, the LCD display began displaying persistent dark smudges. After AppleCare replaced the LCD, Temperature Monitor showed heatsink temperatures up to 10C lower.

Cons

None whatsoever.

Summary

This is software that works.

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4 stars

"Why does it not work on 10.6"

July 05, 2011  |  By Devilmayslip

 |  Version: Temperature Monitor 4.94

Pros

Your widget is supposed to work on 10.6 why not this? unless cnet have made a mistake as usual in the specification?

Cons

confusion please reply

Summary

please reply quickly thank you very much

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5 stars

"Does what it says it will"

February 16, 2010  |  By coachouse

 |  Version: Temperature Monitor 4.85

Pros

Totally unobtrusive - it just works

Cons

Nothing comes to mind

Summary

Essential for laptop users

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4 stars

"Simple but very nice interface, excellent graphics too"

October 07, 2009  |  By smithlw

 |  Version: Temperature Monitor 4.8

Pros

Simple to set up and use, has expanded ability to graph reading so you can see what is happening in real time. Ability to log a wide range of component temperatures, good colour contrast possible between targets. good audio warnings, a nice touch.

Cons

None really as the program did much more than I expected.

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5 stars

"Love It!"

September 04, 2009  |  By snackycake

 |  Version: Temperature Monitor 4.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I never knew I ran that hot!

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3 stars

"Shows Temps for Quad Q9550 2.8Ghz"

February 23, 2009  |  By tony_sabbath

 |  Version: Temperature Monitor 4.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Awesome this version now shows the temps for my Quad 2.8 Q9550 45nm Intel CPU on my Hackintosh without editing the registry file - woohoo

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.98
  • Added support for Growl 2 in addition to Growl 1.
  • Several chapters in the reference manual have been revised.
General
Publisher Marcel Bresink Software-Systeme
Publisher web site http://www.bresink.com
Release Date September 20, 2013
Date Added September 20, 2013
Version 4.98
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name download.php5
Popularity
Total Downloads 115,296
Downloads Last Week 357
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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