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Author Topic: Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray  (Read 20008 times)

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Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray
« on: August 28, 2013, 08:56:30 PM »
In this thread we talked about freeware tools to show multiple hard drive temperatures in the system tray (I settled on Crystal DiskInfo).

In that thread, the utility "RealTemp" was mentioned.  While it doesn't display hard drive temperatures, I recently came across it again while looking for a tool to show cpu temperatures in the system tray.

RealTemp does a very nice job of showing cpu core temperatures in the system tray and is free.

One nice feature is it can show a separate tray icon listing the temperature of each cpu core, OR it can show the max temp of all cores -- a nice alternative.

I find Monitoring the temperatures of hds and cpu can be quite useful if you are worried about overheating.

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Re: Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 11:37:30 PM »
I don't monitor CPU temps much these days but when I did I found it useful to take a screenshot of the window displaying all the temps esp. on a new (idling) machine. That way I could tell how things were holding up a few months down the line.

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Re: Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 06:03:20 AM »
I've been using Open Hardware Monitor. It's not in the tray, but is pretty good.

http://openhardwaremonitor.org/
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Re: Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 06:54:14 AM »
I've got Core Temp running on a 24/7 machine.

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The three readings are: Load, Frequency, Temperature

They also have an Android app so you can monitor it from anywhere.

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Re: Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 06:56:37 AM »
I've been using Open Hardware Monitor. It's not in the tray, but is pretty good.

http://openhardwaremonitor.org/

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Re: Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 07:06:47 AM »
Judging from the icon it looks like it's supposed to represent your motherboard. Is this a Dell computer? That appears to be a model designation for one of their motherboards.
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Re: Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2013, 09:41:08 AM »
I also like Core Temp.  Although I tend to use the last version before the "feature creep."

Another nice app that shows temps and fan speeds without any tweaking(at least it did on all my AMD cpu PCs) is HWMonitor

A nice freebie.

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Re: Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013, 11:08:32 AM »
Judging from the icon it looks like it's supposed to represent your motherboard. Is this a Dell computer? That appears to be a model designation for one of their motherboards.

Ditto.

The primary nodes under the computer are all discrete pieces of hardware. But I don't know why you don't have a + there to expand it. Odd.
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Re: Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2013, 11:33:21 AM »
Judging from the icon it looks like it's supposed to represent your motherboard. Is this a Dell computer? That appears to be a model designation for one of their motherboards.

Ditto.

The primary nodes under the computer are all discrete pieces of hardware. But I don't know why you don't have a + there to expand it. Odd.

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Re: Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014, 10:35:45 PM »
Hi I am using Perfgraph... is not in the tray, it is better they add a graph in the taskbar.
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Re: Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2014, 04:27:47 PM »
I am using Perfgraph... is not in the tray, it is better ...

While it may be quite good, Pergraph is merely a version of an old CPUID, and hasn't been updated since November 2008. I think that is one of the reasons the site is called "Code from the 70s".

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Re: Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2014, 10:21:05 PM »

While it may be quite good, Pergraph is merely a version of an old CPUID, and hasn't been updated since November 2008. I think that is one of the reasons the site is called "Code from the 70s".


...could be.
But I'm using it in Windows 7 64 without a problem....
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Re: Showing CPU core temperature(s) in system tray
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2014, 04:01:03 PM »
I've got Core Temp running
I also like Core Temp.

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I have it set to merely show the highest temperature. Works fine!

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