Downloads: TempSensor.wdgt v.0.9
Check your CPU's temperature
Sure you already have a widget that tells you what the weather might be like on the outside. But do you have one that can tell what it is like inside of your computer? With TempSensor you do!
This super-cool Dashboard widget displays the temperature from the various sensors scattered in and around your hardware. How many sensors it can show you depends on your machine. And while it obviously won't help to make your hardware run cooler, it can make your Mac OS X user experience more fun. It will also keep you informed about how toasty your internal components are running (and some folks actually do care about that).
- You can toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit readings
- Create multiple sensor instances. One for each of your available sensors
|1. Pick a sensor.||2. Watch the sensor readings!|
Click to toggle units
- TempSensor requires Dashboard, so you need Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) or better
- To install the software, simply click on this link with Safari, or download the file and unzip. Place in ~/Library/Widgets or place in /Library/Widgets if you want TempSensor to be available for other users.
- To uninstall, simply drag TempSensor.wdgt to the trash.
Known Issues and Limitations
- This software scans the ioregistry for temperature sensors. Your hardware may have none, or might require additional digging which the widget doesn't do.
- TempSensor makes some general assumptions about how to read and find sensors. As with any assumptions, they may be wrong! So some of the reported readings can be inaccurate (then again, so are weather reports)
- This software is known to produce correct readings on newer powerbooks (aluminum or better). Other machines such as iMac G5, may provide CPU readings that are off by as much as 7°C because reading the sensor might also require reading additional calibration or voltage data that is not currently read. At the same time, it may provide accurate readings for other devices such as disk drives and drive bays.
- The intention of this widget is to be fun, not to be a precise measurement or recording device. If you need accurate readings, you should resort to monitoring software made for such purpose.
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