HWMonitor: Control the Temperature, Voltages and Consumption of Your PC

With the passage of time, the power of the computer equipment we use daily has increased considerably. We already use the PC to play, work or watch videos, have some control software such as HWMonitor, it will surely help us a lot in these times.

It is clear that as the hardware that is part of the PC improves, the requirement of the software we use goes accordingly. Let's talk about games or software for the treatment of multimedia content, on many occasions we demand a lot from our computer. Whether this is the case or not, it is preferable to have some type of control program that helps us to know the status of the equipment at all times.

Download and install the HWMonitor control program

How could it be otherwise, these control programs have also improved over the years, in order to adapt to the times. This is the case, for example, of OpenHardwareMonitor , software that we talked about a few days ago. Well, in this particular case we are going to refer to the program called HWMonitor, an interesting proposal of this type. To say that this will help us to see first-hand sections such as voltage, temperature, or the consumption of various components of our PC.

To say that both its implementation and the reading of data is extremely simple. To start, you can download HWMonitor from this link and save it to the hard drive. This is downloaded in two portable versions, both for 32-bit and 64-bit architectures. Therefore, it will not be necessary for us to install it on the computer, just run it. Thus, once it is put into operation, a series of components that are part of our PC that can be deployed individually appear on the screen.

These sections include elements of the importance of the hard disk, the computer processor, the graphics section, or the battery. But of course, best of all, we can consult the data exposed by HWMonitor referring to each component, as we deploy them.

How to use HWMonitor and know how PC works

This is something we achieve by simply clicking on the + sign that is next to each section. Then an extensive list will be displayed in some cases, with everything that interests us. So, we can check first-hand the voltages and temperature of each of the processor cores, the percentage of memory or graphics usage, etc.

It is also worth noting that all this is shown in a very visual way, as well as in real time, which greatly increases the utility that HWMonitor presents. The main program window in turn is divided into four columns where we can observe the component, the current value, the minimum and the maximum. This, as you can guess, will help us to know the current state of a certain component.

Thus, if we compare it with the minimum and maximum values, these serve as a reference point to know the status of the PC at that particular moment. Of course, in addition to the information that is displayed and is changing in the main interface, the additional options available are scarce. Specifically, we will have the possibility to restore the mentioned maximum and minimum values, or make a copy of the current ones, little more. But the truth is that these are not necessary, because with the information shown by default, we will have more than enough.