SensorX watches actual and historical temperature extremes for all processor cores.
watches your CPU temperature
shows current min and max temperatures of CPU cores
shows past and average temperatures
runs silently in statusbar
low CPU and memory overhead
sound/message alert if a temperature gets too hot
configurable display modes and alerts
option for Fahrenheit scale (in version 2.1)
support for system notifications (in version 2.1)
option to show top-load process (in version 2.1)
option to switch to alternative sensor (in version 2.2)
power optimized for OS X Mavericks (in version 2.3)
support for OS X Yosemite and Dark Mode (in version 2.4)
➔ Will there be updates from Mac App Store?
Unfortunately no. Apple doesn't allow new updates for such special type of apps.
We need read access to some low level hardware to get actual temperature information.
It is not possible now due to lack of support in sandboxing subsystem.
Version 1.1 is the last version on Mac App Store.
The current version is 2.3 and you can update manually from this page (see bottom).
➔ How to switch Celsius degrees to Fahrenheit?
At first, update application to latest version (see previous question).
In preferences (on the Misc tab) select preferred temperature scale.
➔ How to lower CPU utilization by SensorX?
In preferences (on the Display tab) move 'Update frequency' slider to the right side.
SensorX consumes only 5.8MB and 0.0 to 0.3 % of Intel Core 2 CPU on Snow Leopard Server.
➔ How to reset program to default settings?
Quit application and type one command in Terminal:
➔ How to add a calibration offset to the CPU sensor reading?
Quit application. Then type command in Terminal:
defaults write cz.aladdin.sensorx SensorOffset NN
Where NN is a delta number to reported temperature.
Set to 0 to disable calibration offset.
➔ How to reset runtime temperatures?
Simply quit application and start it again.
➔ What is a safe CPU temperature?
It depends on your Mac model. Generally speaking:
• idle CPU to 50°C
• light CPU load to 65°C
• heavy CPU load max. 80°C
➔ Any tips to lower my Mac temperature?
• regularly push compressed air to your Mac to remove collected dust
• quit or disable applications you do not need
• get your Mac out of direct sunlight
you must purchase SensorX from the Mac App Store first
quit currently running SensorX app (from the menu bar)