HWmonitor – CPU Temperature Monitor for Windows 10


HWmonitor is a freeware that developed by CPUID, it’s the best CPU temperature monitor software for Windows 10, 8, 7, the software can monitor the CPU, hard drive, graphics card temperatures, voltages, powers, fan speed, and etc.

HWmonitor handles major sensor chips, such as ITE® IT87 series, Winbond ICs, and so on. Moreover, the program reads modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and video card GPU temperature.

When HWmonitor?

If you are an overclocking enthusiast, who loves changing the voltage or frequency of the CPU/ GPU, or you are just afraid the noisy fan with unstable fan speed, all you need is using HWmonitor to detect the hardware status.

Besides, it’s not the only situation you need to concern. Using the computer during the summer season, despite the necessary cooling system, you’ll also have to keep concerns on the hardware status to kill some tasks when the temperature raised to a risky level.

Though, a CPU temperature monitor software is much needed. Here we recommend the best one, HWmonitor!

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How to use HWmonitor

Just download from the official website and launch HWMonitor_x32.exe or HWMonitor_x64.exe that depends on your Windows system version.


HWmonitor’s interface is quite simple, CPUID combines all necessary hard info into one page, what you need is to scroll up and down and check everything you need. I believe that every newbie will understand the features at first glance.


Add Temperature Meter to System Tray?

As right now HWmonitor only provides CPU, hard disk, graphics card, power info on the free version, and add the temperature meter to system tray is available only on HWmonitor Pro, which means if you want to monitor the real-time temperature, you need to pay for the license.

Download HWmonitor Portable or Setup installation

CPUID | V1.39 | Runs on Windows 10, 8, 7, XP

Tips: HWmonitor for Mac isn’t available right now. We will talk about HWmonitor alternatives for Mac in the next article, and if you want to recommend some software, please leave the software name blow. Thanks.

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  1. Hi, OSJOY, thanks for your instruction, do you know how I should perform the strict press test on my I5 CPU to understand its best performance?

  2. I am a total newbie in using the computer, sorry, though I am having a stupid question need your help: may I know What temp should my CPU be? I mean, what is the average running temp and the highest? Thanks. BTW, my CPU is I7.

    • Sure, why not? HWmonitor is monitoring your hardware status in advanced to warn you the temperature of CPU and GPU is getting too high, and for the electronic components, overheating is always a killer. BTW, CPUID has another popular free tool you might hear before: That is CPU-Z. (A tool for checking the CPU model, RAM, motherboard chipset, etc.)

    • Thanks for your comment, however, I will not plan to write about HWMnoitor VS Hwinfo, but I am going to give you a brief comparison. As Hwinfo is a bit complicated for newbie users. For monitoring CPU temperature, I would suggest using HWmonitor only. If you wanna analysis or monitor little more comprehensive on your computer, you can try HWinfo. Thanks.


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