MenuTemperature
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CPU temp monitor for G4/G5/Intel machines.   Free
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  • MenuTemperature has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Soeren Kuklau
MenuTemperature is a small utility for continuously measuring your computer's CPU temperature and frequency. It provides averages, minimums and maximums as well, and lets you set the interval at which gauging takes place. Current values are displayed prominently in the menu bar, as a status item, although you can decrease the font size if you find it too distracting, or if it simply takes away too much space. Either Celsius or Fahrenheit values can be displayed.
What's New
Version 1.5.3:
  • Fixed support for Core 2 Duo MacBooks
Version 1.5.2:
  • Added support for Core 2 Duo MacBooks
  • Added new French localization; thanks Clément Mouchet!
Version 1.5.1:
  • Added support for Core 2 Duo iMacs and MacBook Pros
  • Added new Traditional Chinese localization; thanks Mario Wu!
  • Fixed a mistake in the Dutch localization; thanks Denis Defreyne!
Version 1.5:
  • Much of the code has been rewritten for more efficiency
  • Many additional models are introduced
  • The AuthHelper isn't needed any more
  • MenuTemperature can now keep track of the CPU frequency as well
  • Several smaller changes have been made
Version 1.5.3:
  • Fixed support for Core 2 Duo MacBooks
Version 1.5.2:
  • Added support for Core 2 Duo MacBooks
  • Added new French localization; thanks Clément Mouchet!
Version 1.5.1:
  • Added support for Core 2 Duo iMacs and MacBook Pros
  • Added new Traditional Chinese localization; thanks Mario more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later and a supported machine.

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-4

Notimetoulouse reviewed on 20 Mar 2012
Once again, this is a parked site. Domain for sale. Shame really.
[Version 1.5.3]


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+8

Fulmar2 reviewed on 08 Feb 2011
I am very pleased with this app. It integrates very nicely with my system (just a clean little menu bar), and I like the fact that you can change the information displayed in the menu bar to the utmost degree (you can display just icons for a "clean" look, or text for more info). I got it when my mac was having fan issues, and it actually helped me diagnose the problem that the apple technicians could not solve (actually, it was an Apple certified repair facility, not the Apple Store - my first mistake). Anyway, the fan was running, but the temperature was not increasing. This app helped me figure that out. It turns out that when they did the work, they did not re-attach the wire to the fan. Simple fix! Now, I use this program to quickly monitor my computers' stats.
[Version 1.5.3]


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+20
silverdr commented on 12 Nov 2006
some time ago I tried it and it showed wrong numbers on a G5/Quad. After a long time I tried the latest version and everything I get is:

2006-11-12 20:30:29.733 MenuTemperature[10926] An uncaught exception was raised
2006-11-12 20:30:29.733 MenuTemperature[10926] *** -[NSCFArray objectAtIndex:]: index (0) beyond bounds (0)
2006-11-12 20:30:29.733 MenuTemperature[10926] *** Uncaught exception: *** -[NSCFArray objectAtIndex:]: index (0) beyond bounds (0)
Nov 12 20:30:31 NanJing crashdump[10927]: MenuTemperature crashed
Nov 12 20:30:31 NanJing crashdump[10927]: crash report written to: /Users/silverdr/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/MenuTemperature.crash.log

That's it.
[Version 1.5.2]


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+5

undertow reviewed on 04 Nov 2006
Does what it says and does it well. Nice app!
[Version 1.5.1]


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+1
pxks commented on 28 Oct 2006
Just installed on my MacBook Pro 10.4.8 and so far works very well. Temperatures changes from 65 to 70°C on normal actibity with highs of 78°C when requesting more from processor, what seems to be a little bit too hot, but that's actually what my MBP fells like, very hot, specially on the left hand side speaker.
[Version 1.5]

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+50
Peter da Silva commented on 04 Nov 2006
Try FanControl to lower your Macbook Pro's temperature.

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/23137
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+9

kwojniak reviewed on 28 Oct 2006
I love this app. Works flawlessly for me. The changes in 1.5 are very welcomed also.
[Version 1.5]


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-5

BrettD reviewed on 14 Oct 2006
The "stable" version never went beyond "please wait" with all menu items greyed out. The beta hangs my machine for up to 10 seconds every time it "checks" the temperature.

This seems to rely on that #$@!$ing "SpeedIt" extension. STEER CLEAR.
[Version 1.0.5]

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Sören Kuklau (developer) replied on 29 Oct 2006
I'd love to not use SpeedIt. Unfortunately, on Intel Macs, Apple does not provide an interface to access the necessary data - they did on PowerPC Macs (through the IO Registry). Alternatives to SpeedIt are generally poorly documented.
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No information available commented on 02 Sep 2006
Great application but the AuthHelper is a no-no. Get rid of it and I will download and use MenuTemperature again!
[Version 1.0.5]

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Sören Kuklau (developer) replied on 29 Oct 2006
You'll be happy to hear that 1.5 does not have an AuthHelper at all any more (which was always a temporary solution, and not one I was happy with), and is generally written in a much more reliable way. :-)
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mahojas commented on 19 Aug 2006
I tried menu Temperature on my Mac Book Pro (10.4.5). After installation always at startup an annoying AuthHelper message came at startup (at first I did not know which program it came from), where I had to enter my password. After upgrading to Tiger 10.4.7, if I entered my password, then the system slowed to almost a standstill, making it impossible to work on my machine. If I cancelled the AuthHelper message without entering the password, my system worked perfectly. I urgently suggest you should get rid of this useless AuthHelper application.
[Version 1.0.5]


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E_GREG commented on 27 Jul 2006
I don't like an application that tries to install a kernel extension without any warning. So I don't know if the application works or not.

At least the developer should tell this in a Readme file [i]and[/i] in the description.
[Version 1.0.5]

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Sören Kuklau (developer) replied on 29 Oct 2006
1.5 brings up an alert asking if installing the kernel extension is okay, before attempting to do so. :-)
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mischivo had trouble on 09 Dec 2006
What exactly is a supported machine? My G4 Powerbook isn't supported, or is claimed not to be supported by the software when I attempt to run it. Is this correct because you officially don't support this laptop, or is this an error?
[Version 1.5.3]


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sbizzle had trouble on 28 May 2006
I tried to run this on my MacBook but it says it can't find sensors for it. It can find it for the MBP, but not for the MacBook.
[Version 1.0]

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Sören Kuklau (developer) replied on 01 Jun 2006
SHAWNBODH,

you should be able to use it with your MacBook as of version 1.0.1, which just got posted here. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:08 Dec 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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MenuTemperature is a small utility for continuously measuring your computer's CPU temperature and frequency. It provides averages, minimums and maximums as well, and lets you set the interval at which gauging takes place. Current values are displayed prominently in the menu bar, as a status item, although you can decrease the font size if you find it too distracting, or if it simply takes away too much space. Either Celsius or Fahrenheit values can be displayed.


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