Argus Monitor is an interesting system information tool that enables you to keep an eye on your system temperature, fan speeds, hard drive status and many other vital system details.
The program is very easy to use. Once installed, launch it, and immediately you should see graphs of your CPU, GPU and hard drive temperatures. And a simple tabbed interface allows you to focus on any one of these attributes, making it easy to (for instance) see if your CPU is overheating when it runs processor-intensive apps.
An "HD S.M.A.R.T." tab additionally reports on details like spin up time, power cycles, host writes and more (if your hard drive is S.M.A.R.T.-compatible), though not as clearly or completely as we'd like.
A graph of your CPU core frequency lets you see if your power management plan is working properly. There are some useful system information screens. And if you find your system is overheating at any time, then the Fan Speed tab allows you to take control over your system and GPU fan speeds, ramping them up until your PC temperatures are back under control.
Recent changes include:
•Display of memory usage for Nvidia graphics cards added.
•Bug fixed that could prevent measurement values to be written to log file.
•Several minor bugs fixed.
•Menu item to check for new program versions added.
•Direct link to web page for extending the license period added.
•Tool tip help information for further S.M.A.R.T. attributes added.
•Default directory for saving log files changed to user document folder.
•Automatic update procedure enhanced.
•Bug fixed, that could cause Argus Monitor to crash/hang on certain Radeon R9 GPUs.
•Support for AMD Jaguar series CPUs added.
•Support for Intel Atom Bay Trail series CPUs added.