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Argus Monitor

2.0
Argus Monitor is a program to monitor temperatures and status of system components such as CPU, GPU and hard disk
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User rating
7.1/10
7 votes
License
Shareware
OS
Windows
Developer
Argotronic UG
Version
2.0.08
File size
10.2 MB
Language
English
Release date
28 May 2012

Editor's review

Computers like all other electronic and mechanical devices are subject to faults and wear and tear as the years pass by. Components of your PC including Hard Disks and CPU etc over a period of time can deteriorate and suddenly one bright day they might just stop working. In light of such uncertainties related to your computer hardware, it is always prudent to install a hardware monitoring application in your system like the Argus Monitor 2.0.08. The application utilizes SMART attributes to determine the health of your system and can to a large probability predict issues that may crop up in near future.

When you launch the Argus Monitor 2.0.08 you get to see a sleek blue hued interface that has the primary display tabs placed in the top menu. For instance its Hard Drive related tabs includes one specific for temperature monitoring while the other looks at SMART attributes. Some of the variables it focuses upon include Spin up rate, Seek error rate along with load cycle count and Write error count. Apart from just gauging the key parameters, the application also uses an advanced algorithm to predict possible issues that may crop up with your hard drive and even lets you know when it fails. It has a separate tracking tab for GPU fan control which gives you a graphical detail on the fan speed in conjunction with prevailing temperature. Moreover it gives you repeated warning if any attribute is exceeding the manufacturer’s threshold along with relevant details. Its CPU sensors are quite refined too and can accurately track most current Intel and AMD processors. The display format is quite elegant and it’s easy to make out the readings.

The Argus Monitor 2.0.08 is undoubtedly a rather effectual tool, that can accurate monitor key hardware components and its sophisticated feature set and optimum performance earns it a score of 4 rating stars.

Publisher's description

Argus Monitor is a software for monitoring temperatures and status of serveal system components, e.g. CPU temperature, GPU temperature and HDD temperature. All temperatures are displayed graphically. Additionally, the status of the hard disk drive will be monitored by constantly checking the so called critical SMART attributes. If one attribute decreases, the user is displayed an information (optionally), informing him of decreased HDD health. If one of the SMART attributes reaches its specified threshold, the user gets a warning that a hardware failure is imminent.
Argus Monitor offers the following features:
* Monitors your hard disk drive temperature and the health status of your hard disk drive by constantly checking the critical S.M.A.R.T. attributes.
* Warns you with a probability of up to 70 percent before a hard drive fails -- in time for you to save all the precious data added to your system after the last backup.
* Graphical display of the temperatures of your hard disk drives.
* Monitoring and graphical display of GPU temperature.
* Graphical display of the CPU temperature (independently for each CPU core).
* Graphical display of core frequency (enables you to check if power management is working).
* HDD/SSD benchmark -- measuring access times and transfer rates.
* GPU fan speed control
* Monitoring of system fan speeds (if supported by the hardware).
* Control of system fan speeds (if supported by the hardware).
* Sidebar gadget to display all temperatures and frequencies
Argus Monitor
Argus Monitor
Version 2.0
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