Pros

  • Tiny; Fast; Accurate

Cons

  • Text-heavy; Some confusing terminology

At A Glance

This tiny, powerful, and free CPU temperature monitor utilizes the Windows 7 taskbar.

Manufacturer’s Description

Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint program to monitor CPU temperature. Now Windows Vista and Windows 7 ready! (x86 and x64)

The uniqueness of it is that it shows the temperature of each individual core in each processor in your system! You can see in real time how the CPU temperature varies when you load your CPU. It's also completely motherboard independent.

Intel and AMD recently published detailed, public information about the "DTS" (Digital Thermal Sensor), which provides much higher accuracy and more relevant temperature reading than the standard thermal diode sensors do. (How does it work?).

This feature is supported on all Intel Core and Core 2 based processors as well as the whole AMD's Athlon64 line of CPUs. For a full list of supported CPUs see the CPU Support List.

Core Temp also has a logging feature, allowing a user to easily record the temperature of his processor(s) over any period of time, then the data can be easily transferred into an excel datasheet for easy graphing.

Core Temp works on Windows XP Service Pack 2, 2003 Server, Vista and Windows 7 (both 32bit and 64bit versions). Thanks to CoolIT Systems for providing a digitally signed Core Temp driver which now works on all Vista and Windows 7 versions.

The Specs

Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7
Download Details
License Type Free
File Size 1.333 MB
Total Downloads 57074