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This App is in order to monitor Intel Mac's fans speed, CPU/GPU temperature, CPU Usage, Memory Usage and shows the result on the top of your desktop. It can show the temperature in both Celsius and Fahrenheit.

*Note: If you installed last version of Desktop Monitor on your Mac, please resize the message window after the update. It will bring you more message (CPU/Memory Usage) to you. Enjoy :)

*Note: The GPU temperature is not supported on some Macs. For example, The MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Macmini with Integrated Graphics card as Intel HD 3000, nVida 9400m etc. (For Intel HD 3000, it is integrated in the CPU, for nVidia 9400m, it is integrated in the North bridge.)

*Please note that, If you change your system's Font via third-party apps, the result MAY not be well-aligned.

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What's New in Version 1.3

1, Automatically CPU Temperature Alert when CPU temperature exceeds threshold value.
2, Automatically / Manually wasted memory free up. Just one Click on Manual Free Button to free up wasted memory. Or you can set a threshold value for free-able memory. DesktopMonitor can automatically free up the wasted memory when it exceeds the threshold.


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Customer Reviews

Has some issues across iMac

Well all in all, pretty good idea and performs well under 24/7 for the last 6 months on my older iMac.

However today after installing on my brand new iMac it has some issues.

The first one is that the Ambient temperature reads 7 degrees C all the time. It simply is incorrect and just don't seem to update.

The second thing and there might be more. The CPU temperature is not displayed. Now I know Apple is good but I'm sure they included a CPU sensor. Might be other temp sensors missing and maybe even a fan or two. But all in all I am very pleased with the application. Keep up the good work and squash a few more bugs (undocumented features ;>) and this will get another review.

Pretty good, could use some additional options.

I like this app a lot, and the price was right, so I don't want to complain about it at all. If I had to make a suggestion, however, I would like just a few more customization options a a couple previous reviewers have mentioned. Adding/removing sensors would be sweet. Also, the ability to move the fields into a different order would be nice. Overall, however, the display is fairly customizable… it just takes some playing around. I'll come back and add a star if/when this app is updated with one or more of these suggestions.

No CPU Temp for 2013 MBA

Just bought this for my MBA 2013. The app is nice, but the info shown is not customizable. Besides, it does not show CPU temperature at all.
It does show temperature for MBA 2013 for the following items: Airport Card, Enclosure Base, Base 2 and Base3, Heatsink B, Mem Bank A1. Mem controller.

In contrast, for my older MBA mid-2011 it shows CPU., all three Enclosure Bases, Heatsink B, Mem Bank A1, Mem Controller.

Unfortunately I could not see the support level for different HW models before purchasing.

To be fair, the app is useful and displays other good info about the Fan speed and Memory usage.

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  • $2.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: May 25, 2012
  • Version: 1.3
  • Size: 0.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese
  • Seller: YuanJun Qi

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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