CPUID HWMonitor

CPUID HWMonitor for Windows

Reliable Hardware Monitor To Get Instant Overview Of PC Vital Stats

CPUID HWMonitor is a free hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health via sensors chips like ITE IT87 series, Winbond ICs, and others. In addition, it also reads modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well as hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature. CPUID HWMonitor displays accurate readings about PC voltage, temperature, power, clock speed, hard disk temperature, and GPU temperature. This hardware monitor shows maximum, normal, and minimum CPU and GPU temperatures.... view full description

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Reliable Hardware Monitor To Get Instant Overview Of PC Vital Stats

CPUID HWMonitor is a free hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health via sensors chips like ITE IT87 series, Winbond ICs, and others. In addition, it also reads modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well as hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature. CPUID HWMonitor displays accurate readings about PC voltage, temperature, power, clock speed, hard disk temperature, and GPU temperature. This hardware monitor shows maximum, normal, and minimum CPU and GPU temperatures.... view full description

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App Specification

License
Free
Version
1.41
Release Date
September 6, 2019
File Size
1.21 MB
Operating System
Windows
Developer
CPUID
4.5 Softlay Review

CPUID HWMonitor is a free hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health via sensors chips like ITE IT87 series, Winbond ICs, and others. In addition, it also reads modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well as hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature. CPUID HWMonitor displays accurate readings about PC voltage, temperature, power, clock speed, hard disk temperature, and GPU temperature. This hardware monitor shows maximum, normal, and minimum CPU and GPU temperatures.

Download & install the latest version 1.4.1 of CPUID HWMonitor for Windows. Works with both 32bit - 64bit versions of Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Interface

As with many free tools these days, you need to take care when installing this software to ensure that you aren't accidentally duped into also installing a browser toolbar. Thankfully, this is not selected by default, but it's worth keeping an eye out for. The application is lightweight and uses minimal system resources while running.

Besides, the HWMonitor application has a very simple program interface and it displays all the information in one go. You don't need to skim through multiple tabs for the readings, every component is clearly highlighted. This hardware monitor program displays all Sensors data, along with Minimum and Maximum values.

Monitor system information

While running this free CPU temperature monitoring tool you can instantly see voltages, temperature, power consumption, Utilization, Main-board Voltages, Fan speed, GPU Voltage, HDD temperature, Read CPU’s on-die core thermal sensors, Handel’s ITE IT87 series, most Win-bond ICs, and others.

This app displays vital information about your PC temperatures so that it helps to keep an eye on every activity performed on your Computer.

HWMonitor software gathers data via sensor chips placed on every motherboard. In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well as hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature.

Monitor PC fan speed

Monitor your CPU and GPU fan speed including its RPM and PWM. You can see the real-time fluctuation of fans RPM instantly.

However, This is not a PC fan speed controller software. You can only check readings, but you cannot manually control your PC fan speed.

If a program you're interested in that gives you the ability to manually control the fan speed then you should at least give SpeedFan a try. SpeedFan can change fan speeds according to system temperatures.

Doesn't have an alert feature

The downfall of using this PC temperature monitoring tool is, it does not detect readings that are outside the norm. HWMonitor is not designed in a way that automatically alerts you if anything goes wrong on your PC. You just have to keep an eye on things yourself.

Another drawback is that it is not a system tray app. When you minimize this tool it doesn't add up in your tray, so you have to open this tool each time you want to check your PC temps.

Supports Core Temperature & CPU Temperature

AMD processors usually display Core Temperature instead of CPU Temperature and it can display both temperatures at the same time

The readings are more accurate because it detects CPU Temp which is an actual temperature and is more accurate at low temp but less at high. Usually, BIOS shows CPU temperature which differs from other programs like core temp.

On the other hand, Core temp is an arbitrary scale measure temperature in degrees and Celsius. Which is more accurate when the CPU gets hot.

Alternatives

This is not the only PC temperature monitor available online. If it doesn't suit your taste, then there are other free reliable tools to monitor CPU and GPU temperatures. They are equally reliable, easy to use, and shows accurate readings by accessing thermal sensors. Core Temp, HWInfo64, AIDA64 are the tools that you can find to monitor CPU temperature.

This is not a real-time temperature monitoring tool because it doesn't add up in the system tray upon minimizing the program. You need to open it each time you want to see real temps of your CPU but you may find this feature in core temp utility.

In addition, if you want a tool that you can use to control the PC fan speed manually, then SpeedFan, Afterburner, NZXT Cam, and Asus AI Suite are the best fan speed controller software to try on your PC.

Free vs Pro

HWMonitor Pro version offers extra options such as Remote Monitoring, Improved Interface & Fan control options, Graphics Generator, system tray option, creating logs, relabeling sensors, and give them different colors. CPUID offers a standard and extended version license key which will cost you $19.95 and $34.95 respectively.

The standard license gives you unlimited usage duration, one-year unlimited updates (starting at the purchase date), Up to 10 remote connections.

The extended license gives you unlimited usage duration, two years free unlimited updates (starting at the purchase date), Up to 20 remote connections.

What's New in version 1.4.1

  • Intel Cascade Lake and Ice Lake processors
  • NVIDIA RTX 2070 and 2080 Super
  • AMD Threadripper 3000 preliminary support
  • Zhaoxin processors