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Temperature Monitor for Mac

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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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Why does it not work on 10.6"

    July 5, 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Simple but very nice interface, excellent graphics too"

    October 7, 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Love It!"

    September 4, 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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  • 3.0 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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