Using Argus Monitor you control all fans that are connected to supported hardware, be it the fan headers on your motherboard, an AIO cooling solution or an external fan controller. You can set fixed fan control values or configure control curves to control them based on any temperature source, like CPU or GPU temperature, HDD/SSD temperatures or temperature readings from motherboard or AIO sensor channels.
With the multi controller feature, you can have multiple controllers run in parallel for every fan and then use the maximum control value to set the fan speed.
Also available are fan profiles (presets you can switch between using the GUI or hotkeys) and options like hysteresis, temperature averaging over time or rate limits to keep the fan speeds as steady as possible.
Argus Monitor is able to control RGB functionality of certain RGB devices and can either enable existing hardware RGB effects directly supported by the hardware as well as setting RGB LEDs to either a static color or to a color that is controlled by any temperature source.
Currently Argus Monitor offers support for RGB control for the following devices:
We intend to add support for more RGB devices in future version, but given the multitude of different RGB hardware, each of which having a unique communication protocol, we are dependent on the support of our users.
If you have any feedback to the existing RGB functionality of Argus Monitor or own any RGB capable device that is not yet supported by Argus Monitor and are willing to help us adding support for said hardware by running a test version or Argus Monitor we are happy to hear from you.
Use our sidebar gadget to have information about the state of your hardware available on your desktop.
Many values can be configured to be visible as tray icons, making them available at a glance without the need to open the program GUI.
Additional optional display of battery charge indicator on Notebook computers.
With our open hardware project Argus Controller you can add additional custom temperature sensors and fan control channels within the program.
We define a communication protocol and provide a sample circuit diagram plus firmware for the technically inclined of our users with the interest to solder their own fan control devices.
„For years I have had problems with fans in my various PCs all spinning up and down for seemingly no reason whatsoever. I never managed to get my GPU fully quiet. Every piece of software out there seems to have some kind of critical defect that makes it completely unusable.
It is safe to say that Argus Monitor has absolutely saved my life. I am now the proud owner of a PC quieter than I could have ever imagined. You have created something incredibly reliable and function-rich that I truly appreciate.
Thank you very very much, please do keep up the good work“
— Maarten G.
„I have to acknowledge, you and your team have created a phenomenal fan control app. Best in class. Features, update support, safety precautions, etc.
Prior to stumbling across your product, I had tried maybe a half dozen other fan apps. NONE of them could deal with my Lenovo hardware (with dual GPUs), that I have. But yours works perfectly. Hats off to you.“
— William C.
„I have been using Argus for some time now. For me it is by far the best program for fan control and an incredible help to keep my workstation cool and quiet. I just want to report that back as praise.
I recently renewed my 1 year plan and even decided against the cheaper 3 year version because I like to support Argus with a payment every year. It is absolutely worth it to me.
The whole range of fan control, from manual control, bios scattered to averaging over a period of time and hysteresis is an 'all-round carefree package'. Depending on the situation/profile, I have all of the options in use. Manually I like to use it to test which fan behaves how or in my 'render' profile where I set all fans fixed to 100%. It's almost fun to build your profiles with all the possibilities.
The combination with the temperature measurements/graphs complement Argus perfectly. In most cases, I can already do without other system tools.
Here are some more points that I particularly like in general:
- Current hardware is supported quickly and generally very good product maintenance, felt high quality.
- It seems very lean programmed and has little resource consumption and also no additional 'bloatware' as with the tools of the motherboard manufacturers.
- Extremely stable and reliable. I have not had a crash so far, or noticed any strange or 'buggy' behavior. I had initial concerns about the reliability of a software regulation, but they have gone away now.
- Very important for me, Argus respects privacy. I can even control the automatic updating myself. If I disable automatic updating, then I don't see any network connections in my network monitor.“
— Jonas R.
No subscription — once your license period has ended you will still be able to use all versions of Argus Monitor released previous to the expiration of your license.
An renewal of your Argus Monitor license is only required if you want to use newer versions of Argus Monitor that are released after your initial license period is over.