Hardware overheating can cause a lot of problems for PCs and laptops alike and if PCs and laptops have problems, their owners have problems as well. If temperatures are higher than what they would normally be, lifespan of the device is shortened, computers can shutdown unexpectedly and ultimately, parts can actually break down and die. CPUID HWMonitor is a free system temperature checker for Windows, which despite having CPU in it’s name, can also report temperature levels for other devices like graphics cards, hard disk drives and it can report various other useful system information.
Image above shows us CPUID HWMonitor in action. The only version that’s available is the installable one, at least I wasn’t able to find a portable version of it, so you’re gonna have to install the application before it can report back system temperature which it does right away after you start it.
Check CPU, GPU and hard drive temperatures with CPUID HWMonitor – free system temperature checker
Temperatures are showed right away after you run the application. There’s 4 different system temperatures that you can keep track of, overall system temperatures, temperature of both the CPU and the individual cores, if you have a multi-core CPU, hard disk drive temperature and graphics card temperature.
Temperature levels are displayed in real time, so as soon as you put more load on computer parts, you’re gonna see increases. A lot of other additional system information about hardware us gonna be showed by this free system temperature checker. For example you can find out
Other things that you can check is battery capacity, energy use (in watts), voltages of both the main CPU and the GPU (graphics card), and more. All this system information is showed to you right away after you run CPUID HWMonitor. From the top left corner menu, the most interesting option would be File >> Save Monitoring Data and Save SMBus Data which allow you to save both system info and SMBus info to a text file, data that’s collected over a certain period of time.
Impressions and download
This free system temperature checker is very easy to use. Everything works right away, you just have to click on the desktop icon. Most modern hardware is supported, so your shouldn’t have any problems with temperatures not being detected, even if your computer was bought quite a while ago, it’s still gonna detect hardware and report back temperatures from sensors. Try it and see how useful and easy CPUID HWMonitor is.