System Monitoring Software [rMBP Late 2013]

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cattywampus_, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Cattywampus_ macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  2. Barney63 macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  3. simon48 macrumors 65816

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  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    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.
     
  5. Cattywampus_ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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 :)
     

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