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.
Temperature Monitor is an application to read out all accessible temperature sensors in Macintosh computers. The program can display and visualize the values measured by Mac OS X in a large variety of fashions. Among others, the following operations are supported:
- display in a default window
- output in a screen display in front or in the background of the screen
- tabular display in an overview window
- display in the menu-bar
- display in the Dock icon
- graphical display of short-term and long-term history curves in an unlimited number of windows
- speech output
- display of minimum and maximum values
- export to text or CSV files
Moreover, the application can display additional technical information about your computer. Among other information this includes processor type, processor and bus frequencies, and manufacturing information.
The application can read out the data only if your computer is equipped with the necessary sensors, and if Mac OS X can access them without needing third-party device drivers. Starting in summer 2002, Apple has begun to massively drive forward the use of monitoring probes in the PowerMac series, the Xserve series, and in portable computers. Some models are equipped with 38 and more sensors.
Temperature Monitor tries to detect all sensors on as many Macintosh computer types as possible. However, a prediction which sensors are available in which models is not possible, because Apple very often releases "silent product updates", where the hardware equipments of some models are changed but the names are not. The particular graphics card, hard disk configuration and operating system version is also important.
What's new in this version:
- Added support for Growl 2 in addition to Growl 1.
- Several chapters in the reference manual have been revised.