istat pro installation.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by benlee, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. benlee macrumors 65816

    benlee

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    does istat pro have any negative consequences if installed. For instance, How much cpu/memory does it use? Is it 100% safe, etc. Sorry if i sound overly concerned i just dont need it that much but would be nice to know my system status.

    Also, what are good readouts (temp, etc.) on a mbp c2d?
     
  2. DinnyHoon macrumors member

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    iStat doesn't tinker with anything in your computer, it just looks at it. It doesn't take up much memory, as it's a widget at heart. There are loads of good laptop-related monitors on it - Battery cycles, fan speed, core temperature (so you don't burn your nads off), battery health, etc.
     
  3. merc669 macrumors 6502

    merc669

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    I agree...With the Fan Speeds and CPU Temps and other info the use of a some memory even a little is well worth it. I would suggest trying it out and see what you think. You can always remove it.

    Bill.....
     
  4. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

    Corrosive vinyl

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    agreed... if you worried about disk usage there is also istat nano, which I currently have in my widgets
     

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