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insane79

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Aug 20, 2008
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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..
 

laurihoefs

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Mar 1, 2013
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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.
 

insane79

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Aug 20, 2008
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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.
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..
 

laurihoefs

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Mar 1, 2013
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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..

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.
 

insane79

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Aug 20, 2008
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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.

will try it, thanks guys for all the help..
 

insane79

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Aug 20, 2008
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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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