CoreDuoTemp – Monitor your CPU Usage & Temperature

Feb 17, 2007 - 4 Comments

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If you’re a sucker for system stats and monitoring widgets, then CoreDuoTemp is for you. This little app stays quietly put in your menu bar displaying some useful stats including CPU usage, the current operating speed of your processor, and the current temperature of your Intel CPU. Of course this means you have to have an Intel Mac to get usage out of CoreDuoTemp. I have found it a necessity to have some kind of CPU monitor open at all times since certain Mac OS X applications tend to spaz out and make the processor run out of control. CoreDuoTemp is inconspicuous and lightweight, and thus far my monitoring app of choice.

CoreDuoTemp works on the following Intel Mac’s: Mac Mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac

It’s a simple free app that monitors your Intel Mac CPU temperature, useful if you find the thing is cooking, or cooling, or if you’re just curious what the temperature is running at.

Remember this isn’t going to control your CPU fans or anything else, it just gives you the temperature report.

The screenshot to the left shows the optional floating activity monitor. I prefer just the menu bar, shown below.

What do you think, useful? If you have warm toasty Core Duo Mac, you may think so!


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Posted by: OSXDaily in Mac Apps, Mac OS, Utilities


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  1. Stephen Strum says:

    Monit is very nice but know that it requires El Capitan. It will not install on Yosemite. Fanny is a nice addition. The bottom line for me regarding high performance of my iMac & MacBook Air (MBA) is the amount of RAM. Given how cheap RAM is I think Apple should make 32 Gigs of RAM routine on every computer. After many years of intense work (not gaming), 80% of my problems are RAM related. Yosemite’s OS routinely eats up 4-5 GB of RAM.

  2. ria says:

    for leopard or snowleopard intelcore2duo or Quadcore (64bit )please?

  3. Sparky says:

    That’s cool – but check out MenuMeters. It’s a similar menu bar application (very inobtrusive) but can be configured to show you tons of graphs about CPU, network, disk, and memory. Very hand for keeping an eye on your Mac and figuring out what is causing slowdowns.

  4. joey says:

    Nice app. Thanks for the head’s up.

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