ThermographX
ThermographX
1.4.0

2.8

ThermographX free download for Mac

ThermographX1.4.0

25 March 2007

Monitor temperature sensors in G4/G5 Macs.

Overview

ThermographX monitors the various temperature sensors inside your modern Mac G4 or G5.

  • Records maximum and minimum temperatures.
  • Shows temperature records over time, using a zoomable display so you can analyze short-term or long-term.
  • Shows individual sensor temperatures on models that have them.
ThermographX compatibility is still being determined. So far, it is known to provide accurate sensor readings on these models:
  • 12" & 17" PowerBook G4.
  • "Aluminum" 15" PowerBook G4.
  • "Mirror Door" G4.
  • Power Mac G5.
Note: Motorola's MPC7450CE/D Rev 5 errata indicates "The thermal assist unit (TAU) is no longer supported on the MPC7450, MPC7451, or MPC7441.". Because of this, you will not be able to measure the junction temperature on any system with these processors. At current, this includes the "Gigabit" PowerBook G4 and the "2001 Quicksilver" G4's.

What's new in ThermographX

Version 1.4.0:
  • Updated to Universal Binary for Intel-based Macs
  • Added sensor support for Intel-based Macs
  • Updated user measurements for all other models

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How would you rate ThermographX app?

15 Reviews of ThermographX

4.75
Kingtj
15 December 2003
Version: 1.1.1

Most helpful

For G5 owners, this is the only temperature monitoring utility you want/need! Unlike most others, this gives you real-time stats on ALL of the temperature sensors in the G5 -- not just a CPU temperature reading. My main reason for downloading this program was a recent article I read where a G5 user claims his hard drives were getting too hot, and it was likely leading to premature failures. He suggested moving the temperature sensor (originally found hot-glued to the top rear part of the G5 case, right above the hard drives) to just behind the drives. This is supposed to cause it to read warmer (more accurate?) readings, and thereby cause the G5's fan cooling the drives to spin at higher speeds. I just moved the sensor, as the article suggested, and wanted to see what kind of readings it was getting after doing this.
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Anonymous
02 November 2005
Version: 1.3
While I do understand why this utility exists, I do not understand why I should pay $7 for it. bresink's Temperature Monitor is much more customizable, and free. So I ask: Why pay?
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Jimw
10 June 2005
Version: 1.2.8
Frankly I have never understood the passion to monitor the temperature of the processors. As far as I know, you can't change it, other than cooling off the entire machine, or hacking your machine and risking serious damage. Besides you should not be running the machine in a hot environment anyway. I believe the machines have thermal cut-offs anyway (gets too hot, shuts down). So what is the big deal about the real time monitoring of a temperature sensor? You can do that in your home with an electronic thermometer and have something useful. Then there is the issue of so many programmers wanting to write code to do this. I have seen close to a dozen of these. I may be an interesting learning experience, but to try and charge for something that has so little practical use, seems sort of inane to me. But then P.T. Barnum always seems to be proven right. To summarize, if their is a real, honest, practical use for monitoring the CPU temperature, will someone please let me know. However if nothing gets posted, those reading this know how to save some money.
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Anonymous
11 February 2005
Version: 1.2.6
worked great for awhile, now i cant get it to launch. maybe its a problem with 10.3.8. but i swear it ran for awhile under 10.3.8 .
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Anonymous
07 February 2005
Version: 1.2.6
If you want to monitor temps on a Dual G5 use THIS program (ThermographX). I've been using it for over 3 months and it's never gave me a problem and does everything I want it too. No bloatware and no KP's. Dang good piece of software.
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Anonymous
22 July 2004
Version: 1.2.5
If you want to monitor temps on a Dual G5, use "Temperature Monitor v2.0" which was released on July 20, 2004.
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4.25
codepoet
16 July 2004
Version: 1.2.5
Works great on an iBook G4. Didn't know there were actually four temp registers on this model. Nifty. (TGX 1.2.5, MOSX 10.3.4)
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Anonymous
15 July 2004
Version: 1.2.5
New version just like the last version does not work on dual G5. Temps dont change at all just stay where they start. Have written developer and his reply was "huh, thats odd?" Will not recommend this to anybody because of his(the developers) attitude. I paid for the registration. Wont buy anything from jeremy kiezer again. Any number of utilities out there work great in reporting the temps in my G5. This one does not. Dont blame it on using 10.3.4. I do and other utilities work under 10.3.4.
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Anonymous
12 July 2004
Version: 1.2.4
Program doesn't work on a Dual G5 under 10.3.4. Author apparently not interested in fixing this problem.
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Anonymous
27 May 2004
Version: 1.2.4
Stopped working under 10.3.3. The app launches then auto-quits. Nothing, nadda. Upgraded to 10.3.4, gave me an error about the sensors and I should upgrade to the latest app version. Upgraded the app, launched and it auto-quit as well. My Mac: 2x2Ghz G5/ 512MB RAM
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4.5
Capn-Hack
27 May 2004
Version: 1.2.4
10.3.4 (out today) breaks this app on G5 machines, maybe some others too. if you downloaded this and its not working then dont blame the app
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Anonymous
29 April 2004
Version: 1.2.3
There is nothing to worry about if your powerbook/ibook is dissipating more heat than you expect: also the software may display inaccurate readings. This piece of software should be used for fun more than anything else in my opinion. Strangely Apple used to have sensors on the old powerbook g3 ranges, but took them away for the titanium powerbooks :( oh well have fun if your machine has a sensor...
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3.5
Beatdigger
12 January 2004
Version: 1.2.2
Can someone please list some more statistics? Does anyone else have an ibook g4? According to Apple, my ibook g4/800 is supposed to run no higher than 35c. I am getting as high as 60c with Thermograph when running multiple applications. Is this normal temp? Is Thermograph accurate? Help please.
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Anonymous
20 December 2003
Version: 1.2.1
If you have to worry about the temperatures within your MAC and especially your new G5, Apple needs to go back to the drawing board as this software is not the answer...it's a seven dollar bandage.
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Anonymous
20 December 2003
Version: 1.2.1
I'll consider paying the shareware fee if the developer makes the time axis extend rightward for the graphs, like 99.9% of all the chronologically-oriented graphs you ever see.
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4.75
Kingtj
15 December 2003
Version: 1.1.1
For G5 owners, this is the only temperature monitoring utility you want/need! Unlike most others, this gives you real-time stats on ALL of the temperature sensors in the G5 -- not just a CPU temperature reading. My main reason for downloading this program was a recent article I read where a G5 user claims his hard drives were getting too hot, and it was likely leading to premature failures. He suggested moving the temperature sensor (originally found hot-glued to the top rear part of the G5 case, right above the hard drives) to just behind the drives. This is supposed to cause it to read warmer (more accurate?) readings, and thereby cause the G5's fan cooling the drives to spin at higher speeds. I just moved the sensor, as the article suggested, and wanted to see what kind of readings it was getting after doing this.
(0)