Check Cpu Temp Mac

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Check Cpu Temperature Macbook Pro

© Laurence Dutton/Getty Images Your computer can easily overheat when you use it on soft surfaces, like pillows and blankets - here's how to check your computer's CPU temperature. Laurence Dutton/Getty Images

So you can Check CPU Temperature on Mac easily. The Activity Monitor window allows you to view the impact of processes and how the CPU, GPU, energy, disk, memory, and network usage, can be monitored. It doesn’t show the current temperature of the CPU on macOS. The average Mac CPU temperature should float around 45-65 degrees Celsius. Fanny Widget for Mac. Developer: Fanny. Rating: 4.6/5.0.

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  • You can check your CPU's temperature on a Mac or PC by downloading a third-party app.
  • If your CPU gets too hot for too long, your computer could shut down or stop working permanently.
  • To monitor your computer's CPU temperature, we recommend HWMonitor for PCs and XRG for Macs.
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If you recently upgraded your computer, you'll want to pay attention to its CPU temperature. Running your CPU too hot can burn out your components, making your computer unusable. And if you need cooling fans, you'll never know unless you check that temperature.

Fortunately, you can easily keep tabs on your PC or Mac's CPU temperature by installing a third-party monitoring app.

How to check your CPU temperature on a Windows PC

  1. For Windows, we recommend the HWMonitor app, which is downloadable at the developer's website for free.

    © Emma Witman/Insider There is a paid 'Pro' version of the HWMonitor app, but you can use the free version to monitor your PC's temperature. Emma Witman/Insider
  2. Once it's downloaded, open the .ZIP file and extract all the files inside.

    © Emma Witman/Insider Extract the downloaded files. Emma Witman/Insider
  3. Launch the app. You'll see an itemized list of your computer's components, with the temperature listed beneath each. Just find the CPU - it'll be the first item on the page, listed with its model name and number - and check its temperature there.

    © Emma Witman/Insider Your CPU (and other components) will be listed with their model names - for instance, the CPU here is an Intel Core i7 3520M. Emma Witman/Insider

How to check your CPU temperature on a Mac

  1. For Macs, we recommend the free open-source app XRG. You can find and download the app at

    © Emma Witman/Insider Make sure your Mac meets XRG's required minimum version release and processor before you download. Emma Witman/Insider
  2. Double-click the .ZIP file that's downloaded to unpack it, and the application icon will automatically appear in the same folder you saved the .ZIP file. You might want to move this icon to your 'Applications' folder to find it easily in the future.

    © Emma Witman/Insider The XRG zip file will unzip when you've opened the app, completing the download. Emma Witman/Insider
  3. Launch the app, granting it permission to open if your Mac prompts you with a warning about third-party downloads.
  4. The XRG app, a slender window with a black background, should appear. You can find temperature statistics for your computer, including the CPU, in the middle portion of the window, right under the fan speed.

    © William Antonelli/Business Insider Your CPU's temperature and fan speed are listed by default. William Antonelli/Business Insider
  5. You can see more in-depth data by clicking 'Window' at the top of the screen, and then selecting 'Temperature Sensors.' This will give you a readout not just for the CPU in general, but also each of its cores.

    © William Antonelli/Business Insider Select 'Temperature Sensors' for a more detailed breakdown of your components' temperatures. William Antonelli/Business Insider
  6. If you want to change the app's appearance or units of measurement, you can click 'XRG' in the top-left corner of the screen, and then 'Preferences.'
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I read the topic of MacBook Pros overheating since SL and was wondering what all those people are using to check their CPU temperature . . . like so many others I also have noticed my MBP runs hot now but it is not really a problem because I have always used a small electric fan aimed at my Macs, AirPort Extreme Base Station, and ViewSonic LCD display to help keep them relatively cool especially in Summer ( the base station gets really hot ) . . . so if there is some utility for checking temperature that does not interfere with the system I would like to try it out.
Check Cpu Temp Mac

Check Cpu Temp Mac


17' MacBook Pro Model 4,1, Mac OS X (10.6.1), G5 iMac 20' iSight 10.5.8 and G5 20' iMac 10.4.11

Posted on Oct 1, 2009 4:37 AM