Recently, when I was, as usual, gaming with a friend on LAN, both of us on laptops (Half Life 2 Death match, CounterStrike Source, Pro Evolution Soccer and all those), he constantly kept saying that the laptop of his was getting hot and he was worried of what levels of temperatures he must be getting (I am not going to mention which brand he was using, that i presume should be left as another debate for another time 😉 ). Anyways, when I checked the machine, temperatures were humongous, to a level where I joked we don’t need our kitchen stove anymore (we can cook on the machine), for which i got a straight stare…OK, corny jokes apart..
That’s when I remembered that I haven’t introduced a software to him. And I did. And so here is that neat little thing that I think you should know too, a little something that lets you know your machine temperatures.
Its called HWMonitor. Its supposedly ‘HardWare Monitor’, but it just does the deal of monitoring your hardware’s temperatures, nothing more to it. You can see your CPU’s temperatures, Graphics card’s and Hard disk’s temperature.
Its a small program, around some 400kb ZIP file. UnZIP it and straight execution. Its from CPUID and you can click here for the download page.