You need a CPU temperature monitoring program in order to measure what your current CPU temperature is. CPU Thermometer is one free CPU temperature monitor; it can help you monitor your computer CPU temperature in live time. The fastest, easiest way to check your CPU temp is using the aptly named Core Temp. Be mindful during installation though! Like many free programs, it tries to install bloatware unless you uncheck. Don't forget to check the CPU temperature if you suspect it is running too hot. A CPU should heat up to a comfortable 85 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 66 °C) during a low or normal workload. Everything above can damage the processor, especially long gaming sessions with temperatures up to 210 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. CPU Thermometer: CPU Thermometer is another free Windows CPU temp tester that's simple and effective. The program shows the temperature for each CPU core. You have the option to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit. Core Temp: Core Temp supports a wide range of CPUs and can show the temperature for each core beside your Windows 10.
If the temperature of your CPU gets too high, this can cause extensive damage to the unit itself as well as your computer. It is therefore important to keep an eye on the temperature. We present two easy ways to check whether your CPU is too hot.
CPU temperature check with the BIOS or UEFI
The most straightforward solution to check the CPU temperature is either with the BIOS or the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface). Both interfaces can be accessed during your PC's startup. UEFI is widely known as a more modern version of BIOS. After opening the interface you will see information about the CPU temperature.
- You can open the BIOS or UEFI with a designated key which is displayed during startup. Be quick. The key is only shown for a brief moment .
- Typical shortcut keys for opening the interfaces are DEL, ESC, F1, F2, F10 or F12. Every system is different. Sometimes you have to use a key combination like Ctrl + Alt + Delete or Ctrl + Alt + Esc to activate it. Alternatively you can access it through the 'Advanced startup' option located in Recovery.
- This version unfortunately only shows the temperature after opening the BIOS or UEFI. It's not updating it.
Easy alternative solution: CPU monitoring software
An easier and more effective way to monitor the CPU temperature is specific software. Tools like HWMonitor or SpeedFan check the active temperature of your processor while you are playing a game, working on a project or enjoying a movie. In most cases they are freeware. So you don't have to pay anything to check your CPU temperature. We show you how to use them based on HWMonitor.
- After the initial installation you can open the software. A window with a lot of information about your system will be displayed.
- Look for the option 'Temperatures'. Under this tab you will see every available core of your CPU and it's temperature.
- You can keep the program running in the background to always have it on hand to keep tabs on your CPU's temperature. For example to check how hot your CPU gets while playing video games.
- Don't forget to check the CPU temperature if you suspect it is running too hot. A CPU should heat up to a comfortable 85 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 66 °C) during a low or normal workload. Everything above can damage the processor, especially long gaming sessions with temperatures up to 210 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 99 °C).
Written by Dominic Schmidt
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Free CPU temperature monitor - CPU Thermometer
About CPU Thermometer
- How hot does your CPU get?
- Worry about your CPU too hot?
- What is your computers maximum CPU temperature?
The Intel and AMD CPU become more and more quick, but the CPU temperature become more and more high synchronously, if the CPU be too hot, it will harm to your computer. How to measure your CPU current temperature? You need a CPU temperature monitoring program in order to measure what your current CPU temperature is.
CPU Thermometer is one free CPU temperature monitor; it can help you monitor your computer CPU temperature in live time. Program can start with Windows start-up, and show live CPU temperature in your desktop tray icon, so you get this important system information at a glance. This is one completetly freeware, easy to install and easy to use.
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This new version can work fine in Windows 10 (x86/x64).
- Support most Intel and AMD processors;
Intel: Pentium, Dual-Core, Core 2 Duo, Xeon, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 and more;
AMD: Athlon, Athlon XP, Phenom, Quad-core, Turion and more;
- Need Microsoft .NET Framework installed;
- Support Windows Vista/2008/7/10 (include 32bits and 64bits);
If your PC is very old, program need .NET Framework installed from Microsoft, need .NET Framework runtime and associated files, this is one very small but useful software.
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The old version does not work in Windows 7/10, so I had to rewrite the software. The new version of CPU Thermometer is based 'Open Hardware Monitor Project' by Michael Moller.
- Open Hardware Monitor Project, Copyright (c) 2009-2018 Michael Moller
License: Mozilla Public License 1.1
- Aga.Controls, Copyright (c) 2009, Andrey Gliznetsov
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- WinRing0, Copyright (c) 2007-2009 OpenLibSys.org
- OxyPlot License, Copyright (c) 2012 Oystein Bjorke
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CPU Thermometer will show CPUID, Frequency, Core Number and CPU current temperature. (Old version) Program provide some useful functions, when the CPU temperature over some value that you set, it can 'Show warning message', 'Shutdown computer' or 'Reboot computer', it can protect your PCs.
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