One of the most important tools that would likely to be found in any PC enthusiasts or gamers arsenal of utilities to monitor and performance tune a system would be an application like Core Temp, which has been updated to Core Temp 1.0 RC4.
Core Temp has a been a lightweight no frills program to effectively monitor processor temperature and other vital information. User can see temperature fluctuations in real time with varying workloads.
New improvements, updated fixes can be seen in the changelog below:
Version 1.0 RC4 - 15th October, 2012
*** Core Temp Monitor is now available, an Android app to monitor your machines from anywhere in the world! More information can be found here
- New: Multilingual interface. Core Temp now natively supports adding non-English languages.
- New: Plugin system - 3rd party developers can now create plugins and extensions for Core Temp, both native code and .Net is supported, please see this for more information.
- New: Added support for Intel Pentium and AMD K5 and newer processors. (detection only, Temperature by Acpi Thermalzones)
- New: Added support for VIA processors. (C3 - detection only, Temperature by Acpi Thermalzones)
- New: Intel Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, AMD Bulldozer and Fusion (Trinity, Llano, Brazos) support.
- New: Max TDP detection on supporting processors.
- New: Active power consumption on Intel's Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors.
- Fix: All of the user reported bugs and many more unreported problems.
- Update: Optimized the startup code, Core Temp should now launch 2 to 4 times faster.
- Update: Optimized many other aspects of the code, Core Temp should now consume much less CPU time than before.
- Update: Restored support for older OS: Windows XP is now fully supported, Windows 2000 requires security updates KB935839, KB835732 and GDI+. In some cases hotfix KB816542 may be needed as well.
For more details and downloads links, visit http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/