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Searching for a temperature monitor

  1. #1


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro

    Searching for a temperature monitor


    Hi guys,
    I'm looking for a temperature monitor that would display the highest temp of my components (CPU/GPU) in the system tray. I have an old HP Pavilion DV7-1130eg that had faulty and overheating NVidia graphics cards (it's at 64C now and I have only Chrome with 8 tabs, Skype and Steam open). So I have to monitor my temperatures. I was using CoreTemp and it is great! It display the highest temperature of my CPU Cores (so if Core1 has 50C and Core2 has 54C, it only display Core2's 54C) and that was awesome and it saves space. But it doesn't monitor my GPU, only the CPU (it also doesn't monitor the HDD, but that stays cool most of the time so it doesn't matter that much). And one time I was setting up Razer/IOBit Game Booster to boost my gaming performance and it showed that my GPU was at 94C! If I remember correctly, Windows shuts down if anything is above 100C because the heat will damage the components. My CPU cores were at around 70C so if this would happen outside a game, where I would see my taskbar, CoreTemp wouldn't show the hight temp of my GPU, only CPU so I wouldn't even know that my GPU is killing itself. So my perfect temp monitor would:
    -monitor CPU and GPU temps
    -and would display the highest temp of them in the system tray
    It would be nice if it would also change fan speed when overheating but even SpeedFan doesn't detect my fan, don't know why...
    Is there something like that?
    Thanks
    CPU: Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400 @ 2.16GHz
    GPU: NVidia GeForce 9600M GT
    OS: Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
    EDIT: And FREE!
    Last edited by Galaxo; 15 Jan 2013 at 06:56.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 146
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    HWMonitor PRO will show temps in the tray...
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  3. #3


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by WiFi Ed View Post
    HWMonitor PRO will show temps in the tray...
    Does the free HWMonitor do the same? I forgot to mention that it should be free.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I don't know if the free version has that feature...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro


    I already said that I was using CoreTemp to monitor my CPU temps, but I also need GPU now!

    Quote Originally Posted by Galaxo View Post
    I was using CoreTemp and it is great! It display the highest temperature of my CPU Cores (so if Core1 has 50C and Core2 has 54C, it only display Core2's 54C) and that was awesome and it saves space. But it doesn't monitor my GPU, only the CPU (it also doesn't monitor the HDD, but that stays cool most of the time so it doesn't matter that much).
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  7. #7


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    Windows Phone 6, Windows CE 5, Windows Vista x32, Windows 7 x32/x64, Windows 8 x64


    Try Speccy, it doesn't display the temp in the system tray, but it's a very useful monitoring program none the less: Speccy - System Information - Free Download
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  8. #8


    Posts : 19
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Ray8 View Post
    Try Speccy, it doesn't display the temp in the system tray, but it's a very useful monitoring program none the less: Speccy - System Information - Free Download
    Thanks, I already know Speccy, I used it before but now it's really convenient for me to have them in the system tray.
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