When building, optimizing, or troubleshooting a computer, an adept hardware monitor is an extremely useful tool. HWMonitor allows you to keep track of all of your system’s important vital stats, and because it’s created by CPUID, creators of CPU-Z, HWMonitor has impeccable support for even the newest hardware. With its temperature monitors, it’s an ideal tool for any overclocker, and with its voltage monitors, energy-conscious underclockers will be happy, too. For those with HTPCs or other noise-critical systems, the fan-speed reports will help you identify the maximum fan speeds to keep your system as quiet as possible while still providing adequate cooling. HWMonitor even supports notebook hardware, giving battery-power levels, capacities, and even wear levels. CPUID also offers a Pro version for about $25 that provides additional functionality, like remote monitoring and history graphs. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the setup process, and explain HWMonitor’s features.