SpeedFan is an application that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips.

Can access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures, also has SCSI support.
Can access digital temperature sensors and can change fan speeds accordingly, thus reducing noise.
Supports Windows 9x, ME, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista and Windows 7 (32 & 64bit)



Fraps is a multifunctional tool mainly used for game benchmarking and video capture.

Shows how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting in a corner of your screen. Save the statistics out to disk and use them for your own reviews and applications.

Video and screenshot capture.
Take screenshots with the press of a key.There’s no need to paste into a paint program every time you want a new shot.  Your screen captures are automatically named and timestamped. Fraps can capture audio and video up to 2560×1600 with custom frame rates from 1 to 120 frames per second.