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We have all the time wondered what’s going on with our PC, especially when facing hardware issues. If a problem occurs, we need to get proper information about the hardware so that we can solve the problem. For example, if you have a problem with your hard-disk drive, you may want to know the related temperature or the health status of it. This is why we use tools such as the well-known HWMonitor to check the performance of our devices and troubleshoot problems.

HWMonitor is a very lightweight tool that monitors your devices’ health and performance. The first thing you notice as soon as you open this tool is that its interface is very simple and easy to use. It shows real-time statistics for each device it detects in your PC, such as temperatures, voltages, fan speeds, and much more. Although it is not a very popular tool among users, it has been around for several years now. 

What is HWMonitor?

HWMonitor is a monitoring program, which reads the PC system’s main health sensors. It will read the system’s main health sensors and provide you with detailed information on such as voltages, temperatures, fan speed. The program handles the most common sensor chips and displays all information collected from them. In addition to monitoring the temperature, voltage, fan speed, and more information about your PC. HWMonitor can also display hard disk temperature for those who still use HDD instead of SSD.

The system is loaded with a variety of sensors and it is essential to monitor the temperature of these sensors to keep the system in good condition. This is where HWMONITOR comes into play. It is a monitoring tool that displays the temperature of various components of your system. 

The program handles the most common sensor chips, like ITE® IT87 series, most Winbond® ICs, and others. In addition, it can read modern CPU’s on-die core thermal sensors, as well as hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature.

Features of HwMonitor

Here is a closer look at some of the best features of HwMonitor:

Temperature Monitoring

The temperature monitoring feature displays all the temperatures of your system in a single window. You can view the temperatures of the CPU, motherboard, hard drive, and graphics card in this window itself. It also displays additional temperatures like power supply, optical drives, and chassis temperature. You can even customize the settings to add more readings to this window. If you wish to monitor any other temperature, you will have to add them using the custom sensor settings available in this tool.

In addition to displaying these temperatures, it also provides additional settings to configure alarms for these sensors. If any particular sensor starts reporting high temperatures, an alarm will be triggered to alert you about that reading.

Real-time hardware monitoring

HWMonitor can automatically update its sensor values every half second (0.5 sec.), which is its default refresh rate, or at one-second intervals. You can also set the refresh rate to 2, 5, 10, or 20 seconds. HWMonitor also offers an option to save data logs to a file at a user-specified time interval. It supports saving one log file per session and appending logs to a single file per session. It has no capability to export these logs. While this may be useful for a few users, most will not find it helpful due to the lack of formats options.

Fan speed monitoring and control 

The fan speed monitoring is not limited to CPU fans, but also includes the case fans, as well as GPU fans. HwMonitor also displays the fan speed in RPM (revolutions per minute) for each fan. The software can also be used to control the fan speed. The user can set a limit for the maximum and minimum fan speed at which the system should operate.

Graph generator with a user-defined range 

This feature is useful if you’re monitoring temperature or other values over time. After saving the data collected by HwMonitor, the user can analyze it later by opening it in Excel or other spreadsheet software. The graph generator allows you to choose what data to display and on which range of time.

Support of multiple CPU sockets

HwMonitor supports most hardware monitoring chips found on today’s mainboards. The CPU temperature can be monitored by reading the core temperature sensors of Intel and AMD processors. The sensors of ATI and Nvidia video cards as well as SMART hard drive temperature can be displayed. Almost each motherboard vendor provides a tool for monitoring the hardware and HwMonitor is compatible with most of these tools like SpeedFan, Asus PC Probe, etc.

Support all mainboard chipsets

The list of supported chipsets is almost endless. Intel ICH series (from ICH0 to 7), SiS, AMD, VIA, Nvidia are supported by HwMonitor software. And more. It is possible to add any sensor chip not currently supported by clicking on the corresponding button in the monitoring \window.

Voltage monitoring (CPU Vcore)

HwMonitor can show voltage readings at various points in the motherboard and CPU, such as the line voltages and VRM voltages that are used to deliver power to different components of your system such as the GPU, CPU, etc.

Download HwMonitor

Downloading and installing HwMonitor is very easy. Just follow the below steps:

1. Download HwMonitor file by clicking on the button above.

2. Save the file on your desktop, so that you can easily find it when you need it.

Install HwMonitor 

1. Double click on the file once the download has finished. The installation wizard will start and take you through the steps of installing HwMonitor on your computer.

2. You’ll be prompted to select a destination folder where you want to install the program. You can change this location if you want, but for now, just keep it as default and click ‘Install’ when prompted to do so.

3. The installer will then ask you if you want to create a shortcut for the program on your desktop. If this is what you want, tick the box, otherwise untick it and click ‘Next’ to continue with the installation process.

4. Next, you’ll be asked whether or not you want to make HWMonitor your default temperature monitoring tool – again, choose depending on what works best for you and then click ‘Next’ again.5. After the installation process is completed, open hwmonitor software from the installed programs section on your Windows PC. It will start monitoring your system and provide details about each hardware device connected to your PC.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it free?

HWMonitor is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

Is HWMonitor safe?

Yes. This tool is 100% clean and safe to use. It will not infect your computer with viruses or malware. You can feel free to download and install it on your Windows PC without worrying about virus or malware issues.

What is the purpose of this program?

hwmonitor allows you to view all the sensors of your computer in one place. You can see their values, as well as their minimum and maximum values for the last 24 hours or the last 7 days. It is also possible to customize your dashboard by adding new widgets to it.

Is HWMONITOR available on Mac?

No, HWMONITOR is only available for Windows. However, you can use it remotely for Mac or Linux computers using IPERFUMES Syslog Watcher software.

Why can’t I see all of my sensor info in Windows 10?

HWMonitor requires at least Windows XP, with SP3. A 32 or 64-bit version of Windows 7 or later will also work, but not RT versions or Windows Phone. The software also requires a running instance of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.

What happens if I click Reset Counters?

Clicking the Reset Counters button will reset the minimum and maximum temperature readings for all sensors on your system, allowing you to see new highs and lows for each device that are detected by HWMonitor in real-time.