The fact is your Mac is a complicated beast with plenty of hardware, sensors, and things that can go wonky. Rather than wait around for a problem to arise, check your Mac once a week or so with the free CheckMyMac app.
Not only does CheckMyMac monitor specific hardware components, it also monitors sensors, including temperatures for hardware components. One click gets you a list of the Mac’s basic hardware components, plus CPU usage, RAM usage, VRAM usage, GPU usage, and the RPM of the Mac’s various fans.
It all shows up on a very attractive dashboard.
Your Mac is also home to a variety of sensors, most of which check and monitor temperatures. These include:
- Wi-Fi card
- Heatsink throttle
Wait. There’s more. CleanMyMac also lets you clean your Mac’s RAM (especially useful on older Macs with less RAM) and control the fan speeds.
Considering the lack of a price tag, CleanMyMac is well done, looks great, and performs functions every Mac user needs. While the app is described and categorized as free, it’s really donationware.