Light and free program to monitor CPU/GPU temp in real-time?

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  1. AlexC

    AlexC Registered Member

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    What light and free program to monitor CPU/GPU temp in real-time do you recommend? Windows XP or 7. Thanks!
     
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    Some older versions of HW Monitor displayed wrong values, so I decided to find something else. HWInfo is what I use now.
     
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    Wow! this is very nice! :thumb:

    tnx for the heads-up m8! :thumb:

    and they have a portable version too!
    bloody awesome! :D
     
  5. Tyrizian

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    I use Speccy

    It's simple, lightweight, 32-bit and 64-bit, can be installed and or used as a portable application, plus It's 100% free. It is made by Piriform, the makers of CCleaner.

    http://www.piriform.com/speccy
     
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    Defraggler does the job for me. It defragments and shows the health of each drive including temperature. Awesome thing I tell you. And it's from piriform the makers of Ccleaner and speccy!
     
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    nice but it does not show the temperature for the CPU/motherboard.
    HWinfo and HW Monitor do.
     
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    I use SpeedFan, tie the values to a Rainmeter skin, and get realtime temp/load/history monitors -

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    It costs me 30MB RAM (SpeedFan +Rainmeter) and very low I/O to run this.
    HWinfo is pretty awesome, thanks Nebulus.
    It should be noted though that these kinds of monitors usually silently install a driver. As stated by HWinfo -

    Just a thing to keep in mind when using portable versions of these apps.
     
  9. AlexC

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    Thanks for the suggestions! :thumb:
     
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