We have reviewed apps, such as, Speccy that give detailed information of the system. But what if you want check the hardware after building your own custom Windows 7 system? HW Monitor is a portable tool which lets you monitor your computer’s hardware. It is a monitoring program that reads the systems main health sensors like voltages, temperatures, fan speed, etc.
This is a very simple tool, just run the executable file and it will show you the results. It can read modern CPUs on-die core thermal sensors, as well as the hard drives temperature via S.M.A.R.T, and the video card GPU temperature.
You can save the monitoring data, click the File > Save Monitoring Data option and then specify the location where you want to save the file.
It also works on Windows XP and Windows Vista, apart from Windows 7.