System Monitoring Software [rMBP Late 2013]

Cattywampus_

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Original poster
Apr 19, 2006
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Hi

I am looking for some software I can use to monitor temperatures, CPU frequency (clock speed) and fan RPM for my new Retina Macbook Pro 15".

I was using Bresink's Hardware Monitor software on my old 17" Macbook Pro but when I try and run the software it says it is not compatible with the rMBP.

Does anyone have any recommendations? I ideally would like to see some stats in the menu bar.

Thanks.
 

Barney63

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Jan 9, 2014
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Bolton, UK.
iStat Menus puts the data in the menu bar, there is a 14 day trial of it.
iStat Pro is free but goes in your dashboard.

Barney
 

yjchua95

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Apr 23, 2011
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GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
Hi

I am looking for some software I can use to monitor temperatures, CPU frequency (clock speed) and fan RPM for my new Retina Macbook Pro 15".

I was using Bresink's Hardware Monitor software on my old 17" Macbook Pro but when I try and run the software it says it is not compatible with the rMBP.

Does anyone have any recommendations? I ideally would like to see some stats in the menu bar.

Thanks.
I suggest you use smcfancontrol (ignore the compatibility warning that pops up in it) and also Intel Power Gadget to monitor processor clock speed.

Both are free.
 

Cattywampus_

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 19, 2006
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Thanks guys. iStat seems to do the trick. Shame it is not free, but it offers quite a few other features I quite like (calendar clock etc) so don't mind paying :)