How to monitor Temperature Sensors, Fan Speeds, Voltages and Clock Speeds?

Ever thought of monitoring the temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, cloak speeds etc.? Well, you probably had thought of this and that would be one of the reasons you landed on this page. In this post, we have discussed the Open Hardware Monitor. Don’t know what is it and what it can do? Well, then you must go through this thoroughly

Open Hardware Monitor

Hardware Monitor, Supported Hardware

The Open Hardware Monitor is technically a free open source application that can monitor Fan Speeds, Temperature Sensors, Voltages and Clock Speeds, etc. of your Windows PC. It has the support of the majority of the hardware monitoring chips available in the market. It includes the chips that are found on latest mainboards like the Winbond, ITE and Fintek families.

The CPU temperature of AMD processors and Intel processors can be easily monitored by reading the core temperature sensors. Also, the sensors from Nvidia video cards, ATI, and Smart hard drive temperature can be easily displayed.

You can install and run the Open Hardware Monitor on Windows 10/8/7 with ease. You can download it from their official site from here.

Supported Hardware

  • CPU core sensors: Intel Core 2, Core i3/i5/i7, Silvermont, Broadwell, Ivy Bridge, Atom, Sandy Bridge, Haswell, K10 (10h, 11h family), AMD K8 (0Fh family), Llano (12h family), Bulldozer (15h family), Jaguar (16h family), Fusion (14h family),
  • Mainboard sensors: ITE IT8705F, IT8772E, IT8716F, IT8712F, IT8718F, IT8721F, IT8720F, IT8728F, IT8726F, IT8771E, Fintek F71808E, F71862, F71869, F71889AD, F71868AD, F71858, F71882, F71869A, F71889ED, F71889F, Nuvoton NCT6771F, NCT6775F, NCT6791D, NCT6772F, NCT6779D, NCT6776F, Winbond W83627DHG, W83627EHF, W83627DHG-P, W83627THF, W83627HF, W83667HG, W83687THF, W83667HG-B.
  • GPU sensors: AMD (ATI) and Nvidia
  • Hard drives: S.M.A.R.T. temperature sensors, the host reads/writes and SSD wear level
  • Fan controllers: T-Balancer big NG and Alphacool Heatmaster.

Features of the User Interface

  1. Displays the sensor value: minimum, maximum and technical limit.
  2. The sensor parameters can be edited from the context menu or by double-clicking the on the sensor.
  3. Any sensor can be displayed on the system tray from the context menu.
  4. The temperature graphs can be plotted with a maximum limit of up to 100 minutes.
  5. Whenever you start the application for the next time, window’s position and size get restored.
  6. The name of the sensors can be edited by double-clicking on the sensor name.
  7. You can limit the displayed items to only voltages, fan speeds, etc.
  8. The Hard disk SMART sensor reading can easily be disabled. It will allow the unused disks to get turned off.

Well, these are just the most used and most important features of the UI of the Open Hardware Monitor. There are a lot of other options that you will discover while using the application :”)

Final Verdict

The Open Hardware Monitor is one of the best tools for monitoring Temperature Sensors, Fan Speeds, Voltages and Clock Speeds and what not. Do let us know your thoughts about the Open Hardware Monitor in the comment section below.

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