CPUCooL 8.1.0 for Windows

by Wolfram Podien

Avg. Rating 3.0 (80 votes)

File Details

File Size 4.0 MB
License Shareware, $15.00
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 66,692
Publisher Wolfram Podien
Homepage CPUCooL

Publisher's Description

CPUCooL is capable of monitoring temperature, fan speed, voltages for many motherboards. It works with all chipsets from Intel, ALI, VIA, AMD, and SIS 5595 motherboards. You can see the temperature, voltage and fan values of your motherboard chipset.

Latest Reviews

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v8.0.11 on Jan 14, 2011

great program

Mr Swiffer

Mr Swiffer reviewed v8.0.11 on Jan 14, 2011

Doesn't work on newer Intel motherboards because they use EFI.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v8.0.11 on Jan 13, 2011

totally unnecessary in 2011 all features built in latest bios and cpu if not go and buy used but modern motherboard for 15 $ ,
THIS NOT BETA just writed to 64 bit for 4 years old program.
Dear BN, why put here?

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v8.0.10 on Jun 7, 2010

It's no surprise that on tech-oriented software sites, where people actually know what they're doing, this software is rated at nearly 5/5.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v8.0.9 on May 5, 2009

Why? Well, uh, duh... My board NOMINALLY has CPU fan control built in, but it is literally USELESS. It doesn't do squat to the fan speeds, and is thus useless for noise control. This "feature" is built into the BIOS and has nothing to do with any utility from the board manufacturer that I could run under Windows.

SpeedFan? I can't use it because when I run it along with Avira AntiVir, my system freezes constantly. I don't know which is at fault, or if it is a compatibility issue that defies blame, but I'm absolutely certain of it: On my system, SpeedFan + AntiVir = FREEZES. The SpeedFan author can't/won't find/fix this problem. And no, I am not getting rid of AntiVir.

CPUCooL is the only alternative to SpeedFan that I have found. The interface is ridiculous, but the functionality is there. My only real complaint--other than the silly interface for the program's settings--are that it tends to use a ridiculous amount of CPU time (which is somewhat ironic, since CPU usage is what causes it to heat up...).

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v8.0.0 on Feb 13, 2007

Why?
Fan Control:
If you have fan speed control for your motherboard then you will have software that come on your MOBO CD or download from the MOBO site so you won't require this.

Temperature and fan speed display:
There are several free programs that will do this.

If there's a reason why you aren't happy with your Motherboard software then there are free programs including "Speedfan" which will serve your needs.

This program is a waste of money.

nLctr

nLctr reviewed v7.3.8 on Oct 24, 2006

You can get rid of the reporting and stuff which others do better IMO but the PCUCooler service runs without any problem, using almost no memory, and takes CPU temps down at least 8-10C.

I've used CPUCool forever and wouldn't be without it on a high performance rig.

Ashbentiel

Ashbentiel reviewed v7.3.6 on Apr 19, 2005

"A program that runs to make the CPU Idle ?? Thats the stupidest thing i ever heard of..."

Now that's the stupidest thing ~I~ have ever heard. I'll try and dumb this down so you can understand... There's idling, then there's idling without making the cpu work. Microsoft can't be bothered to care about your cpu running at full possible heat production constantly, unlike linux/freebsd/etc..., so this tool, and others like it, do.

My overclocked dual p3 rig, for instance, would be running 110-120F rather than the 75-85F it runs while sitting idle without a good HLT cooler.

The lesson here is: If you know not whereof you speak, your mouth is best used for chewing.

tpaman1975

tpaman1975 reviewed v7.3.3 on Dec 14, 2004

Program installed without an issue, required a reboot. After reboot I tried to start the program via the desktop shortcut and it hard locked my machine. Program was running on a Dell Dimension 4600.

Program also uninstalled without an issue after reboot :-)

daver18qc

daver18qc reviewed v7.3.3 Beta on Dec 4, 2004

A program that runs to make the CPU Idle ?? Thats the stupidest thing i ever heard of... Humm maybe not...(Loading a program to free some ram, lol people are getting dumb these days...)
Tried it like 2 years ago and it never did anything more than heatsink can do...

Avg. Rating 3.0 (80 votes)
Your Rating
CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v8.0.11 on Jan 14, 2011

great program

Mr Swiffer

Mr Swiffer reviewed v8.0.11 on Jan 14, 2011

Doesn't work on newer Intel motherboards because they use EFI.

Phat Esther

Phat Esther reviewed v8.0.11 on Jan 13, 2011

totally unnecessary in 2011 all features built in latest bios and cpu if not go and buy used but modern motherboard for 15 $ ,
THIS NOT BETA just writed to 64 bit for 4 years old program.
Dear BN, why put here?

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v8.0.10 on Jun 7, 2010

It's no surprise that on tech-oriented software sites, where people actually know what they're doing, this software is rated at nearly 5/5.

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v8.0.9 on May 5, 2009

Why? Well, uh, duh... My board NOMINALLY has CPU fan control built in, but it is literally USELESS. It doesn't do squat to the fan speeds, and is thus useless for noise control. This "feature" is built into the BIOS and has nothing to do with any utility from the board manufacturer that I could run under Windows.

SpeedFan? I can't use it because when I run it along with Avira AntiVir, my system freezes constantly. I don't know which is at fault, or if it is a compatibility issue that defies blame, but I'm absolutely certain of it: On my system, SpeedFan + AntiVir = FREEZES. The SpeedFan author can't/won't find/fix this problem. And no, I am not getting rid of AntiVir.

CPUCooL is the only alternative to SpeedFan that I have found. The interface is ridiculous, but the functionality is there. My only real complaint--other than the silly interface for the program's settings--are that it tends to use a ridiculous amount of CPU time (which is somewhat ironic, since CPU usage is what causes it to heat up...).

photonboy

photonboy reviewed v8.0.0 on Feb 13, 2007

Why?
Fan Control:
If you have fan speed control for your motherboard then you will have software that come on your MOBO CD or download from the MOBO site so you won't require this.

Temperature and fan speed display:
There are several free programs that will do this.

If there's a reason why you aren't happy with your Motherboard software then there are free programs including "Speedfan" which will serve your needs.

This program is a waste of money.

nLctr

nLctr reviewed v7.3.8 on Oct 24, 2006

You can get rid of the reporting and stuff which others do better IMO but the PCUCooler service runs without any problem, using almost no memory, and takes CPU temps down at least 8-10C.

I've used CPUCool forever and wouldn't be without it on a high performance rig.

Ashbentiel

Ashbentiel reviewed v7.3.6 on Apr 19, 2005

"A program that runs to make the CPU Idle ?? Thats the stupidest thing i ever heard of..."

Now that's the stupidest thing ~I~ have ever heard. I'll try and dumb this down so you can understand... There's idling, then there's idling without making the cpu work. Microsoft can't be bothered to care about your cpu running at full possible heat production constantly, unlike linux/freebsd/etc..., so this tool, and others like it, do.

My overclocked dual p3 rig, for instance, would be running 110-120F rather than the 75-85F it runs while sitting idle without a good HLT cooler.

The lesson here is: If you know not whereof you speak, your mouth is best used for chewing.

tpaman1975

tpaman1975 reviewed v7.3.3 on Dec 14, 2004

Program installed without an issue, required a reboot. After reboot I tried to start the program via the desktop shortcut and it hard locked my machine. Program was running on a Dell Dimension 4600.

Program also uninstalled without an issue after reboot :-)

daver18qc

daver18qc reviewed v7.3.3 Beta on Dec 4, 2004

A program that runs to make the CPU Idle ?? Thats the stupidest thing i ever heard of... Humm maybe not...(Loading a program to free some ram, lol people are getting dumb these days...)
Tried it like 2 years ago and it never did anything more than heatsink can do...

deanparkr

deanparkr reviewed v7.2.12 on Apr 13, 2004

Failed- Reporting that I did not have any CPU drivers installed.

Needs more attention

bsf

bsf reviewed v7.2.8 on Oct 12, 2003

before on my desktop, my CPU was too hot, and i used this (version 5 I think) and it really helped me, because the windows 2k/XP idle doesn't do that much EVEN it said idle my CPU ws like always 70+ degrees sometimes 80+ (celcius) that thing brougt it down to 30 (until one day the weather killed it.. lightening..)but now .. it's getting more and.. more complicated.. I liked the good old one.

robin_v

robin_v reviewed v7.2.3 on May 11, 2003

This program couldn't recognise my Intel chipset or CPU (Celeron.) I think it might require a bit more work before it's released. The idea's quite good but it's back to the drawing board, I feel. It told me that I had twice as many SDRAM banks as I actually have, for instance.

Dirk van Hoofen

Dirk van Hoofen reviewed v7.2.0 Beta 2 on Mar 23, 2003

Hello Mr. Podien,
first I must say -thx-, that the people can use your software without restrictions. But I dont read here in the description, "what's new" into this BETA version.
Under WIN2000 it works not effective, my temperatur was stand to 52°C - identical whether without or with CPU cool

weed

weed reviewed v7.1.7 on Dec 31, 2002

No offense to the writer as he is doing a good job, but when you can use a program like MBProbe which is about a 70K download and has support for WinXP/2000/NT/98 and is freeware, uses minimal resources and supports oddball chipsets like my SiS 735, why pay for and use his?

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