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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

Great system monitoring app

Well worth the price, lets you see important system information in real time and lets you control how it looks. I didn't see an option for it, but it would be nice to be able to add/remove unwanted sensors and also a button to hide/show DesktopMonitor. Excellent app!

could be good, but.. buggy

"Desktop monitor has no icon" - so launch it from the app folder….

icon won't go away.

use growl to be notified if your cpu temp goes above xx….

threshhold set to 95, monitor and alternate tools show 75, notification fires off.

doesn't respect placement…

overall it's handy info. but very unrefined. dev needs to step it up big time… for now, skip it.

geektool takes more work, but is more powerful, and free.

Has Potential

Disappointed that this update doesn't include temperature read outs for the GPU. On my Mac Pro 2010, I'm also still not seeing a temperature read out for HDD 1, even though I have all 4 drive bays populated. Finally, I am seeing a temperature reading for all 4 memory DIMM slots, even though I only have the first 3 slots populated. I had previously contacted the developer to request these additions. Beyond that, it gives the majority of temperature and fan speed readings.

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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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