Hardware Monitor

Licence: Shareware ()
Version 4.7 | Release Date: 2009-03-24 | Download

Release 4.7 (Build 090324)

Added full support for the new Mac Pro series (March 2009). This includes support for processors using Intel® Core™ i7 technology and simultaneous multi-threading.
Completed support for the new iMac and Mac mini series (March 2009).
The labels for several battery sensors have been changed to be more consistent with the labels of other sensors. Numbering will now begin with 1 instead of 0. Users of previous application versions can update their preferred labels by either browsing through all sensors via Preferences > Sensors and editing names manually, or by selecting the menu item Monitor > Reset Customized Names for All Sensors for automatic replacement of all labels.
The detail information windows for G5 processors, x86 processors, battery units and Xserve disk units have been modified to begin numbering of objects with 1 instead of 0.

Version 4.6 | Release Date: 2009-01-29 | Download

Release 4.6 (Build 090127)

Added new feature to display the current operating temperature of battery units and the voltages of each individual cell in a battery pack. This feature is only available for portable computers having battery units compliant with the Smart Battery Standard, running Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later. When a smart battery is available, Hardware Monitor will use a completely redesigned battery information panel.
Added new feature to display product details of connected screen displays. This includes plug-and-play identification data and manufacturing date / model year. Users of most portable Apple computers can use this data to find out the true manufacturer of the system's display panel.
Added new feature to control the CPU performance needed to coordinate access to the Apple System Management Controller.
Added support for the MacBook (Late 2008), MacBook Air (Late 2008) and MacBook Pro 15-inch (Late 2008).
Added preliminary support for the future MacBook White (Early 2009) and the future MacBook Pro 17-inch (Early 2009).
Added preliminary support for future models of the iMac and the Mac mini based on Nvidia chipset technology, expected to be announced in 2009.
Added support for "per-core" Digital Thermal Sensors on specific Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo processors in 45 nm technology. If supported, these sensors replace the synthetic "Core Hot" sensors displayed by version 4.5x of Hardware Monitor.
Enhanced compatibility with Intel processors expected to be used in future Apple computers.
Corrected a problem where the application could consume more memory than usual when monitoring characteristics of network interfaces via customized artificial sensors.
Corrected a problem where the management list of jumpers and switches on the main logic board was only displayed as a single left parenthesis.
Many internal enhancements.
Many additions to the reference manual.

Version 4.51 | Release Date: 2008-06-22 | Download

This is a maintenance update which reacts to recent developments in Mac OS X Leopard and fixes minor problems.

- Added a feature to detect a common damage of Leopard installations where users have intentionally destroyed the system's speech synthesizer to save storage space.
- The readings of non-working GPU-load sensors provided by some of Apple's graphics drivers for Leopard are now correctly suppressed by the application. Instead of displaying a constant zero value, the sensor will be removed entirely.
- Support for monitoring the frequency of Intel processors based on 45 nm technology ("Penryn") has been withdrawn. The sensor might not reflect the true performance mode under all operating conditions.
- The mechanism to detect ambiguities in machine production dates has been optimized. Computers built in 2008 are now always displayed with their correct dates of production.

Version 4.4 | Release Date: 2008-02-12 | Download

- Added support for new Macintosh systems equipped with Intel Xeon 5400 processors.
- Added support for the MacBook Air.
- Added full support for load sensors of Intel GMA X 3100 and ATI Radeon X 2000 graphics chips (Hardware Monitor only).
- Added new feature for drives equipped with activity LEDs. To help users in identifying drives, it is now possible to let drives light up their activity indicators via the Drive Overview window.
- It is now possible to directly connect to remote computers by double-clicking entries in the connect panel.
- Sensor labels can now be reset to their initial default designations.
- The FAQ chapter in the reference manual has been revised.
- Many small optimizations in user guidance.

Version 4.0 | Release Date: 2007-03-28 | Download
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