istat pro installation.

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

  1. benlee macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2007
    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

    Jun 11, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    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


    Jun 7, 2006
    Southern MD, USA
    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.

  4. Corrosive vinyl macrumors 6502

    Corrosive vinyl

    Sep 22, 2006
    agreed... if you worried about disk usage there is also istat nano, which I currently have in my widgets

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