Temperature Monitor
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Temperature Monitor is an application to read out all available temperature sensors in Mac computers. The program can display and visualize measured values in a large variety of fashions. The application supports the following operations on the measured readings:
  • display in a default window
  • display in a floating window
  • tabular display in an overview window
  • display in the menu-bar
  • display of a maximum of two readings in the Dock
  • graphical display of short-term and long-term history curves
  • speech output
What's New
Version 4.98:
  • Added support for Growl 2 in addition to Growl 1.
  • Several chapters in the reference manual have been revised.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later





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Bowlerboy_jmb reviewed on 22 Jan 2014
I've been using this application successfully for several years in a PowerMac G4 mirrored doors computer. Because I have a video card that runs hot, I position the PowerMac on the desktop with an air conditioner blowing cold air into the rear vents to keep the motherboard and the video card running cool. It's fun to see the short term and long curve temperature curves, and it gives me a sense of security to know when the Mac might be getting close to its designed upper limits. This nice little utility is the first thing I launch when I boot up, and I keep it running all the time the PowerMac is in use.

Highly recommended to give you piece of mind about what going's on in your computer's innards

I'll be installing it in a mid-2012 Mac Pro soon to see how it works there, too.
[Version 4.98]


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+23
Rpmurray commented on 17 May 2013
According to the developers website, this software only works on Macs released between August 2002 and October 2012. It won't work on Macs released since November 2012. Is there a reason for not working on the latest Macs?
[Version 4.97]

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Virtualruffy replied on 20 Sep 2013
I would expect because it has to be updated with the information concerning the sensors from the newer models.
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Mac2Win reviewed on 12 Nov 2012
If you just bought a mac your temps will be about 10 C higher in the first 2 weeks. My Macbook Pro 2012 Retina was usually running at around 52 - 54 C on idle, that was its average temp for the first 1-2 weeks, right now it hovers at 40-43 C on idle. I only watch the core temps of any computer I own, as I have a PC and that is where I also always measure my temps with "Core Temp".

Also if you just upgraded your OS you will have higher temps. I also found that chrome causes much higher temps in youtube than Safari (20C difference playing the same clip on youtube.)
[Version 4.96]


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+6

RSchnell28 reviewed on 20 Aug 2012
I want to watch the temperatures on my mac to make sure it does not overheat, this allows me to do exactly that, and free to boot!
[Version 4.96]


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+39

RogerKatz reviewed on 28 Mar 2012
Although MacUpdate identifies Temperature Monitor version 4.94, the downloads are actually version 4.95.
[Version 4.94]


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Smtips reviewed on 29 May 2011
I don't know why I keep looking at this every few months. It's always disappointing. Run temp monitors in windows on the same machine...several of them...and they all report 5 to 10 degrees less than this junk. I can't believe this machine runs at 50-55 at idle and it doesn't but this app lies and tells me it does. As I said before...having an app that doesn't work and offering it as one that does is worse than not having one at all, FREE or not. Someone PLEEEEASE come up with something besides this joke for Macs!
[Version 4.93]


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Mac-Geek commented on 19 May 2011
FYI, although Macupdate claims the latest version is 4.93, 4.94 has been out since March.
[Version 4.93]


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Smtips reviewed on 30 Jan 2011
and another comment. On a i7 for some reason it is reading core 1-5 sometimes, and other times reading core 7 and 8, and most of the time it's dropping out at least one or two and not even showing them. Hmmm...I believe a quad is a quad. Why would it even read more than 4 cores? But it does. Why would it continually drop out and read the WRONG cores? Ever since I've started playing with this "tool" I have lamented that there are NO good temp monitors for Mac at all, just this junky one that really doesn't function as advertised. For the life of me I have no idea why people even bother to download it..because it it one of the poorest pieces of junk for the Mac I've ever seen. Better to have nothing at all than to have something that gives bad readings, incorrect readings, and even reads things that ARE NOT EVEN THERE.

Don't bother with this.
[Version 4.93]


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Smtips commented on 05 Jan 2010
Free yes. Whatever enhancements were made to improve montoring of quad cores really did nothing, it still only displays the temp of core 1 and 2 most of the time. Every now and then Core 3 and Core 4 will blink on for about 10 seconds, then go away again.

Still needs work to be good with any quad
[Version 4.8]


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+56

Paladino reviewed on 28 Jan 2009
Been using this gem for the past 31/2 years, first on my Powerbook and now on my MacBook Pro Intel core2 Duo. It's always worked perfectly for me with never a hint of trouble. The developer, Marcel Bresink is a real pro; he really knows his craft. I have the utmost respect for him.
This beautifully done little work of art is well worth its very modest cost of, currently, €7 (a little more than $10 US.). I'd say it's a real bargain.
[Version 4.6]

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Paladino replied on 28 Jan 2009
Whoops, I meant this review for Hardware Monitor,however I've used Temperature Monitor before and found it, too, exemplary.
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eghost had trouble on 16 Jan 2006
This temperatur monitor for the powerbook 15'' 1.67G with doublelayerSD seems show the wrong temperature of the graphics processor, it shows 100 degree celcius at all time.
[Version 3.1]



+3

chrischan rated on 12 Apr 2014

[Version 4.98]



OskarS3554 rated on 27 Mar 2014

[Version 4.98]



jessfrancis4800 rated on 14 Jan 2014

[Version 4.98]



Doc Andy rated on 23 Jun 2013

[Version 4.97]



+5

WowzaBaluga rated on 29 Dec 2012

[Version 4.96]



Saltarello2003 rated on 26 Jan 2012

[Version 4.94]



+3

Hldwizard rated on 24 Dec 2011

[Version 4.94]



Roro01 rated on 14 Jan 2011

[Version 4.93]



+39

Loukash rated on 17 Dec 2010

[Version 4.93]



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Smtips rated on 02 Dec 2010

[Version 4.92]


Downloads:428,959
Version Downloads:46,797
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:20 Sep 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Temperature Monitor is an application to read out all available temperature sensors in Mac computers. The program can display and visualize measured values in a large variety of fashions. The application supports the following operations on the measured readings:
  • display in a default window
  • display in a floating window
  • tabular display in an overview window
  • display in the menu-bar
  • display of a maximum of two readings in the Dock
  • graphical display of short-term and long-term history curves
  • speech output of readings
  • export to text files


Moreover, the application can display additional technical information about your computer. Among other information this includes:
  • Processor type
  • Processor and bus frequencies
  • Manufacturing information


Of course, the application can read out the data only if your computer is equipped with the necessary sensors, and if Mac OS X can access them without needing third-party device drivers. Beginning in summer 2002, Apple has begun to massively drive forward the use of monitoring probes in the PowerMac series, the Xserve series, and in portable computers. Some models are equipped with 38 and more sensors. But Temperature and Hardware Monitor can detect sensors on many older systems as well if they are available.

We try to detect all sensors on as many Mac computer types as possible. However, a prediction which sensors are available in which models is not possible, because Apple very often releases "silent product updates", where the hardware equipments of some models are changed but the names are not (specifications are"subject to change without notice"). The particular graphics card and hard disk configuration used is also important because these parts can include independent sensors, too.

Please note that Apple does not support an official or standardized way of reading out sensor data in Mac OS X (the only exception is the Server Monitor application for the Xserve series). Moreover, there is no documentation or other technical note about the individual function of the sensors. For this reason, the development of Temperature Monitor and Hardware Monitor is very costly because the necessary data has to be determined by reverse engineering and tests run on a variety of computer models. Please support the development of the applications by purchasing a registration key for Hardware Monitor.


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