macpro3,1 10.12.4 temperature app

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  1. Jonathan50 macrumors newbie

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    Could you perhaps suggest an application to keep track of temperature (and other) sensors in a macpro3,1 running 10.12.4?
     
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  3. JedNZ macrumors regular

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    I use Bjango's iStats Menus as my primary sensor monitoring software. It sits nicely in the Menu bar, is easy to configure and uses very little CPU. There's also an iOS app that allows you to remotely monitor your Mac.

    Tunabelly's TG Pro is also a stellar sensor monitoring software utility.
     
  4. Jonathan50 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'd like to thank the people who responded. Activity Monitor shows all 8 cores to be operational. Mac Fans Control shows CPU temperatures between 24-31C whereas TG Pro (free trial) and Hardware Monitor Lite show 67-71C. Hardware Monitor Lite only shows 3 cores. I am a bit confused.
     
  5. JedNZ macrumors regular

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    They may be looking/reading from different sensors. This is what iStat Menus displays under the Sensors dropdown - there can be a couple of sensors that relate to the CPU - one might take it from the Heatsink, another from the Tdiode, and another from relative to the ProcHot (whatever the hell they all are!). So where one app displays the tempt on the CPU, it could be looking at a different CPU sensor to what another app might be reporting. Go figure. Hence why I like iStats Menu and TG Pro.
     

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  6. Jonathan50 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there a free/demo/trial version of iStat Menus? I am not obsessed with temperature monitoring, just want to know the system functions within parameters. How can one be sure any of those readings are not affected by the combination of older hardware and latest os version? Perhaps prepare an El Capitan or Yosemite boot disk and retry? What readings are you getting for the Memory Controller and Graphics Card? Intel specifies Tcase=83.8C and I am getting 62C at idle, when room temperature is 18C. In July?
     
  7. JedNZ macrumors regular

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    iStats Menus comes with a 14 day free trial. After that the menu items re disabled and show broken icons - easily fixed by registering it, in which case they change back to displaying info again (so you don't need to uninstall then reinstall if you choose to purchase it).

    iStat Menus take away much of the "what's my Mac doing?" because I can easily see what the key parts of my Mac are doing. It is my No.1 utility friend, bar none, and can't do without it now - it'd be like driving a car without any instruments – speedo (Disk), tacho (CPU/GPU), engine temp (Sensors), electronics/fuses/computer (maybe Network).

    I'm not one to watch my temps, but I have always been interested in finding out why my Mac has stalled or appears sluggish or slow or how my graphics card is going (CPU/GPU), slow to read/write data (Disks), if network activity has slowed or I want to know how fast my network connection is (Network), and how much ram I'm consuming (Memory).

    So if you're not a gauges person, or if you're not mechanically minded, I can understand you might not be interested in all this info. Try it out and see how you like it.

    Note: I am in no way connected to or employed to promote iStats Menus. lol
     
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  9. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    For simple temperature monitoring, MacsFanControl can do it well for free.
     

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