Open Hardware Monitor

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Open Hardware Monitor

#1 Post by filobus » Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:30 am

Open Hardware Monitor


"The Open Hardware Monitor is a free open source software that monitors temperature sensors, fan speeds, voltages, load and clock speeds of a computer."

"...runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 and any x86 based Linux operating systems without installation"

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license: Mozilla Public License 2.0 (MPL)

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Re: Open Hardware Monitor

#2 Post by joby_toss » Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:36 am

...The free Open Hardware Monitor software runs on Microsoft Windows with the .NET Framework version 2.0 and above. On Linux systems the Open Hardware Monitor requires Mono with WinForms.
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To install just unpack the zip archive and run OpenHardwareMonitor.exe with Administrator rights. Without Administrator rights most hardware sensors are not accessible. The application is still in Beta status, so use it at your own risk. ...

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Re: Open Hardware Monitor

#3 Post by webfork » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:39 am

It couldn't see the temperatures for my Intel Motherboard, Core 2 Duo machine, but I do like the web interface. Back when I was running a Windows server, this would have been very nice.

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Re: Open Hardware Monitor

#4 Post by I am Baas » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:08 am

filobus wrote:Open Hardware Monitor
Just wanted to claim my finder's fee :mrgreen:

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Re: Open Hardware Monitor

#5 Post by webfork » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:52 pm

I left this open for a few hours while running my machine and really liked the‭ ‬breakdown‭ ‬on‭ ‬disk‭ ‬memory,‭ ‬CPU,‭ ‬temperature,‭ ‬and RAM.‭ ‬Really gave me a breakdown on system behavior.‭ ‬Obviously the open license is also very welcome.

Wishlist:‭
  • Less RAM.‭ ‬Takes up‭ ‬23‭ ‬megs that grew to‭ ‬26‭ ‬megs of ram,‭ ‬which seems high for a simple monitoring program.
  • More detailed history beyond just min/max/current.‭ ‬For example,‭ ‬a‭ ‬graph/histogram of some kind.

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Re: Open Hardware Monitor

#6 Post by I am Baas » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:03 am

Version 0.6.0 Beta released (July 14, 2013)

http://openhardwaremonitor.org/news/rel ... -6-0-beta/

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Re: Open Hardware Monitor

#7 Post by __philippe » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:35 am

Just downloaded and tried OpenHardwareMonitor under winXP.

zip package includes following binaries:

- Aga.Controls.dll (149k)
- OxyPlot.dll (373k)
- OpenHardWareMonitorLib.dll (260k)
- OpenHardwareMonitor.exe (487k)

Besides Kaspersky reporting "suspicious *.dll driver installation", seems to be running fine, no registry entries created except for the usual \OpenSaveMRU| and \recentDocs entries.

However, for my Intel Mobile Dual Core Duo T5250 processor,
OHW reports core temperature readings conflicting with results from two other well established HW monitoring tools:

SIW portable 46ºC 48ºC
MobileMeter 47ºC 47ºC
OpenHWmon 57ºC 58ºC

OHW temperature readings at >20% variance compared to SIW and MM feels a bit rich for my taste;
guess I'll stick with tiny (42k), self-contained MobileMeter for the time being.

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Re: Open Hardware Monitor

#8 Post by __philippe » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:31 am

webfork wrote:Wishlist:‭
  • Less RAM.‭ ‬Takes up‭ ‬23‭ ‬megs that grew to‭ ‬26‭ ‬megs of ram,‭ ‬which seems high for a simple monitoring program.
  • More detailed history beyond just min/max/current.‭ ‬For example,‭ ‬a‭ ‬graph/histogram of some kind.
#1 - Flagrant case of bloated systems resources usage...
#2 - Histogram is there allright, (tick "Show Plot" in the View tab), but watch for the above post caveat about cores Temperature reporting...:-(

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Re: Open Hardware Monitor

#9 Post by __philippe » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:50 am

Ran further dual core temperature tests, this time adding "CoreTemp" monitoring tool to the comparative results:

CoreTemp.........[01-APR-2013 V10.RC5].........51ºC 51ºC
SIW portable......[17-MAY-2012 V2011.10.291]...52ºC 53ºC
MobileMeter.......[16-FEB-2004 V0.1.3.0].........50ºC 51ºC
OpenHWmon......[14-JUL-2013 V0.6.0 beta]......60ºC 61ºC

OpenHWmon Temperature probes figures now at >18% variance against average results from the other three tools;

Still a sizable (and questionable) 10º C reported Temperature difference ...Beta version indeed...:-(

Anyway, considering each tool constituent binaries (*.exe + *.dll) weight/performance ratio,
I'll put up with lean MobileMeter thermometer anytime...;-)

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Re: Open Hardware Monitor

#10 Post by Midas » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:08 am

Quick note to post 3rd party reviews of OHM:

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Re: Open Hardware Monitor

#11 Post by Midas » Mon May 25, 2020 1:35 pm

OHM v0.9.5 already up (changelog at openhardwaremonitor.org/news/release-version-0-9-5/).

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Re: Open Hardware Monitor

#12 Post by billon » Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:37 am

Release Version 0.9.6
  • Added AMD family 19h (Zen 3) CPU support.

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