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How to download and use HWMonitor to monitor computer hardware | Utilities

The CPUID HWMonitor is a free application for Windows PCs that allows you to check your computer's performance. The program displays information such as the voltage and temperature of the CPU, the use of RAM memory and the video card processor, in addition to data on the battery, in the case of notebooks.

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In the following tutorial, check out how to download and use the program to monitor your computer. The procedure was performed on a Windows 10 PC, but the utility is also compatible with previous versions of the Microsoft system.

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Learn how to use the HWMonitor CPUID to monitor your PC's hardware Photo: Filipe Garrett / TechTudoLearn how to use the HWMonitor CPUID to monitor your PC's hardware Photo: Filipe Garrett / TechTudo

Learn how to use the HWMonitor CPUID to monitor your PC's hardware Photo: Filipe Garrett / TechTudo

Step 1. Download the HWMonitor CPUID. The installer will be saved in the downloads folder on your PC. Open the file and click "Next";

CPUID HWMonitor installation process Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraCPUID HWMonitor installation process Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

CPUID HWMonitor installation process Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. Then, you can change the installation folder by clicking "Browse". To continue, click "Next";

CPUID HWMonitor installation process Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraCPUID HWMonitor installation process Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

CPUID HWMonitor installation process Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. Now, choose whether or not you would like to add a shortcut to your computer's desktop and click "Next" again;

CPUID HWMonitor installation process Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraCPUID HWMonitor installation process Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

CPUID HWMonitor installation process Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Step 4. Finally, select "Install" and wait until the program is installed on your computer.

CPUID HWMonitor installation process Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraCPUID HWMonitor installation process Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

CPUID HWMonitor installation process Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

How to use the HWMonitor CPUID

Step 1. Open HWMonitor and wait for the information to load. In the section with your processor model, the application displays data such as voltage, temperature and percentage of CPU usage. The first column shows the current value, while the others show a history of minimum and maximum values;

Viewing information about the processor Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraViewing information about the processor Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Viewing information about the processor Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 2. The section with the name of your video adapter displays the percentage of memory and GPU usage of the video card. The first column shows the value in real time, while the ones on the right show a history of minimum and maximum values;

Viewing information about the video card Photo: Reproduction / Helito BeggioraViewing information about the video card Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Viewing information about the video card Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora

Step 3. The last section contains data about your computer's battery, if you are using the software on a notebook. There, you can find the voltage, projected capacity, maximum and current, in addition to the load level.

Viewing information about the battery Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraViewing information about the battery Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Viewing information about the battery Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Take advantage of the tips for using the CPUW HWMonitor to monitor your computer hardware.