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I've been using CPUID HWmonitor and the license ran out.. So I just want to know if there's a better one before I go crack it..
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post #2 of 26
speed fan is free.. and is better in my opinion than HWmonitor.

http://download.cnet.com/SpeedFan/3000-2094_4-10067444.html
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Will try it. smile.gif
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post #4 of 26
I like CORETEMP.
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post #5 of 26
HWinfo shows more info than HWmonitor and is free.

RealTemp is my prefered choice if i just want to know temps.
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Open Hardware Monitor v 0.6.0 beta is very good and free. It's my favorite.
http://openhardwaremonitor.org/
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I would opt for something from the manufacturer. They are likely to me the most accurate. Perhaps one of the utilities on this page is what you are looking for.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4519#utility
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Real temp, Core Temp for the CPU and the HWiNFO for all parts biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by doyll View Post

Open Hardware Monitor v 0.6.0 beta is very good and free. It's my favorite.
http://openhardwaremonitor.org/

Was about to post about it. It is still in beta but there is much more stuff than with the free CPUID HWMonitor (didn't even know there was a version you had to pay for)
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by wizardonthejob View Post

I would opt for something from the manufacturer. They are likely to me the most accurate. Perhaps one of the utilities on this page is what you are looking for.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4519#utility

That utility calls Easy Tune but it seems to show only the CPU temps and the fans speeds.
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