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Monitors and displays both CPU load and throttling of Intel chips

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ThrottleWatch is a light utility that enables you to monitor CPU load and throttling of Intel chips with the help of detailed graphs and a user-friendly interface.

Just like its name suggests, the application has been specifically developed to keep an eye on CPU load and throttling, but is also provides some other information regarding the CPU straight in the main window.

You can thus view the CPU load, frequency and voltage in the same screen, along with history graphs for each of them, which basically means that you can easily track the way the CPU performs in any of these three areas.

The number of features isn't breathtaking, so ThrottleWatch comprises just a basic settings menu that allows you to choose the minimum and maximum frequency curve range and voltage curve range.

In addition, you can also create a log file to save ThrottleWatch data when running other apps that may stress up the CPU, such as games.

It's no surprise that ThrottleWatch needs just a minimum amount of computer resources, being able to run on older machines as well. While it gets along with Windows XP workstations pretty well, we've received reports that it sometimes crashes on Windows 7, especially on 64-bit versions.

All things considered, ThrottleWatch is just a very simple software solution that keeps an eye on your CPU, so you may be more or less disappointed with this app.

While similar programs on the Internet provide many more features in a single yet powerful pack, ThrottleWatch relies on simplicity and targets users who don't need more than a basic tool to monitor the CPU.

ThrottleWatch was reviewed by Bogdan Popa
Last updated on March 26th, 2013

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