Real Temp 3.60

Editor's review
Reviewed by Chad Faith

"A temperature monitoring program."

Overview

Monitoring the temperature of your system is a very important aspect that everyone should take into consideration. One of the most critical portions of a computer system is its processor. The CPU, the “brain” of your computer, performs the basic logical, arithmetical and input/output operations of the system. Real Temp is a software product that is dedicated to the monitoring of your CPUs. It packs quite a few useful features and supports all of the available versions of the Windows operating system. Let’s analyze the features of Real Temp in this quick article and decide if it’s worth your time! Fasten your seat belt!

Installation

Real Temp boasts a fast installation due to the small size of its setup kit. Barely measuring half a MB, you will download it and unzip it in no time. You should be happy to find out that the tool doesn’t come with adware/spyware or other installed programs. As for the system requirements, Real Temp provides support for Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7 (both 32 and 64 bit versions). Let’s move on to the interface!

Interface

The interface of Real Temp is simple, clean and provides plenty of information in a manner that doesn’t feel at all cluttered or messy. There are no fancy effects or graphics here. The navigation is smooth, thanks to the correct placement of the buttons, and novice users will have no problems in being able to read the data. Of course, some hardware knowledge is required to be able to interpret the information.

Pros

The main function of Real Temp is to monitor the temperature of your processor. Unfortunately, the tool doesn’t support a vast array of CPUs. In fact, it only supports Intel processors such as single core, dual core, Quad Core and Core i7 ones. So how does Real Temp manage to accurately measure the temperature of your processor? Well, digital thermal sensors (DTS) are implemented by each core of your CPU and they report temperature data that it then read by Real Temp. The best thing about this software product is the fact that, by using it, you will never be caught off guard by an overheating processor due to the shutdown feature and high temperature alarm! Real Temp can be individually calibrated for each core of you CPU, and what is more, full logging features are provided! A big plus for this software is the support of developers, as you can contact them through their website, forums and more.

Cons

The biggest downside of Ream Temp lies in its lack of support for AMD processors. It’s a real pity that more users can’t enjoy what this tool has to offer.

Alternatives

There is no shortage of hardware monitoring tools on the market. Let’s have a look at some of them. These include the following tools: SpeedFan, iStat menus (Mac), Open Hardware Monitor, iStat Pro, Core Temp and a lot more.

Conclusion

All in all, whilst it doesn’t support a variety of processors, Real Temp is a must have Intel CPU monitoring tool, especially aimed at novice users.

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