Open Hardware Monitor is a completely free software package intended to allow users to observe many aspects of their operating system in a real-time scenario. Not only can this be useful for developers, but such a package is ideal for anyone who wishes to increase the operating capacity of their system or to access troubleshooting solutions.
Features and Purposes
The main purpose of Open Hardware Monitor is to display all of the most important physical metrics of an operating system. Some of the functions which are measured on a regular basis include the temperature of the CPU, the voltages consumed by all hard drives and the speeds of any on-board cooling fans. These are all critical factors which can help to maximize the efficiency of a hard drive and to extend the overall lifespan of a computer. One-touch functionality is able to highlight different functions and Open Hardware Monitor can be set to run automatically in the background.
The open-source nature of this package is advantageous for anyone who does not wish to pay for similar third-party platforms. Numerous updates have taken place over the years and at only 502 kilobytes, very little memory is required for it to run properly.