10.4: CoreDuoTemp - A simple CPU temperature monitor

Jan 09, '07 07:30:04AM

Contributed by: robg

The macosxhints Rating:

[Score: 9 out of 10]

[This is the Pick of the Week for January 2nd, 2007]

CoreDuoTemp is a handy menubar item that monitors an Intel Mac's CPU temperature (as well as CPU load and frequency, if you wish). You can also choose to display a small floating window that shows temperature, CPU usage, system uptime, and the minimum, maximum, and current CPU frequency. Finally, you can also install a Dashboard widget that shows CPU usage, temperature, and frequency (although it seems the temperature displays in Celsius only, unlike the menubar item and floating window, where Fahrenheit is also available).

I know there are many utilities out there that do this, but I like the simplicity of seeing a single number in the menubar (I don't have it show frequency or CPU usage).

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