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Key Details of HWMonitor

  • Monitor the main health sensors of your PC, such as temperature, voltages, and fan speed
  • Last updated on 04/09/20
  • There have been 0 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jul 21, 2014

HWMonitor keeps track of your computer's vital statistics, including the temperature of various components and the current incoming voltages. With this information, you can ensure that your machine is not in danger of overheating or any other type of mechanical failure.

Pros

Straightforward presentation: All of the data that this program records is presented in one clear chart. And in addition to the current readings for all of your systems, you can also see the recommended maximums and minimums for each category to give you a frame of reference.

Real-time updates: This program updates all of the data readings it displays in real time. That means you can just glance over now and then to see how your computer's doing rather than having to switch over to the program and refresh the feed.

Cons

No alerts: If HWMonitor does detect readings that are outside the norm, it won't do anything other than display that value on the screen just as it would with an acceptable value. There is no way to configure the program to alert you to a problem, so you just have to keep an eye on things, yourself. But it does give you the means to do that.

Bottom Line

HWMonitor is not a program that comes with a lot of bells and whistles, but it does deliver on its promised features. Its readouts are easy to understand, even for novice users, and it's free to download and use without restrictions.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.41

  • Intel Cascade Lake and Ice Lake processors
  • NVIDIA RTX 2070 and 2080 Super
  • AMD Threadripper 3000 preliminary support
  • Zhaoxin processors

General

Release April 9, 2020
Date Added April 9, 2020
Version 1.41

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 913,272
Downloads Last Week 969
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Developer's Description

A hardware monitoring software that will read the system's main health sensors. HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring application that reads PC systems main health sensors: temperatures, voltages, fans speed. HWMonitor handles the most common sensor chips, like ITE IT87 series, most Winbond ICs and others. In addition, HWMonitor can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well has HDD temperature via S.M.A.R.T and video card GPU temperature. Special hardware monitors such as ABIT uGuru and Gigabyte ODIN power supplies series are supported too.