Temperature monitor for windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by insane79, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. insane79 macrumors 6502

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    Hi Guys,
    I finally boot camped to windows 8.1 for my gaming, i installed Geforce experience, feels all high tech for me now :eek:
    I want to monitor my cpu & gpu temperature under windows 8, on osx i use istat pro but what should i use on windows that as good as istat pro/menu? pls recommend what you guys use?

    Thanks..
     
  2. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using HWmonitor for ages. The basic version is free, but has no System Tray integration, which is available in the pro version. The pro version displays a very comprehensive menu in System Tray, similar to iStat Menus.

    Another good one is Open Hardware Monitor, which is open source and free. Like HWmonitor basic, it can show some temperatures in System Tray, but no graphs or detailed info.

    Then there's CoreTemp, that only monitors CPU core temperatures, but is very lightweight. It can also display the temperatures in System Tray.
     
  3. insane79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the help, i did try HWmonitor basic version, its nice but doesn't display the fan speed for my late 2012 iMac, does it display the fan speed for your mac?

    Thanks..
     
  4. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I currently don't have a Bootcamp Windows intallation available to try HWMonitor on. If I remember correctly, Open Hardware Monitor did show the fan speeds on my mid-2012 rMBP.
     
  5. insane79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    will try it, thanks guys for all the help..
     
  6. Liberty. macrumors 6502

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  7. insane79 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i have been using HWmonitor & must say its very nice free software, wish osx had more freeware like this one, well thats another story :p

    Thanks for the help guys.
     

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