The free Open Hardware Monitor software runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 and any x86 based Linux operating systems without installation. Download Open Hardware Monitor 0.9.6. HWMonitor is a hardware monitoring program that reads PC systems main health sensors: voltages, temperatures, fans speed. The program handles the most common sensor chips, like ITE® IT87 series, most Winbond® ICs, and others. In addition, it can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors.
- AIDA64 User manual
- File menu
- Hardware monitoring
- File menu
In this window, we can configure the hardware monitoring services.
- Display temperatures in Fahrenheit
In the sensor icons, the OSD panel, the Desktop Gadget and the SensorPanel, temperature values are displayed in Fahrenheit (rather than Celsius) when this option is enabled.
- Enable CPU throttling measurement
This option can be used to enable CPU throttling measurement on Intel processors. Measuring throttling may cause system instability. Throttling is a self-protection mechanism in Intel processors to prevent physical damage due to overheating.
- Enable disk temperature measurement
Here we can enable or disable disk temperature monitoring.
- Disk temperature polling frequency
With this option, we can configure the interval between disk temperature measurements. Setting this option to less than 20 seconds may result in data corruption on older hard disk drives. For modern HDDs and SSDs, it is safe to enter any value of our choice.
- Decimal digits for voltage values
With this option, we can set the number of decimal digits to be displayed for voltage readings. For modern computers, selecting at least 3 digits is recommended.
- Decimal digits for clock speeds
With this option, we can set the number of decimal digits to be displayed for clock speeds, e.g. CPU core clock, FSB clock and memory clock.
- Tjmax temperature
With this option, we can set the Tjmax temperature that is used to calculate core temperature readings for Intel processors. When “Automatic” is selected, AIDA64 will use the default values as defined in the Intel Digital Thermal Sensors (DTS) specifications.
- Degree symbol
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With this option, we can configure the character to be used as a degree symbol for temperature readings.