Tips for Reducing Laptop Temperatures. Make sure you check temperatures when your laptop is idle (with no apps running) and under load (with performance-heavy apps running). A high idle temperature can be just as degrading as a high spike under load. Learn more about how hot is too hot for a PC. If it is running too hot, don't worry. You can estimate the CPU temperature using your hand. If you place your hand on your computer and you feel heat, that means it's at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit. If it's too hot to touch, it's probably around 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
No matter whether you have a laptop or a PC, keeping the temperature of your components in check is essential.
Usually, you get to know the health of your system by gauging the temperature because most of the problems start from overheating.
In this article, we shall help you check the temperature of your computer components.
How To Measure Laptop Temperature
Use Intel/AMD Utilities
Hp Laptop Measure Temperature
Depending on the processor you have on board, you can choose to use the utility programs developed by the manufacturer.
For Intel processors, you can use Intel Extreme Tuning Utility. And, for AMD processors, you will find an AMD System Monitor.
These utilities might give you other features – but it may not be intuitive enough or if you want to get more details on the voltage/temperature of all the components individually, you can try the next solution below.
HWMonitor is the simplest (and the most useful) software you will find to view the voltages, temperatures, and fan speed. Simply download the setup file available for free through their official download page. You can also opt for the pro version for some extended features.
Track Laptop Temperature
Use Your Motherboard’s Utility Software
Depending on your motherboard, you can download the software utility by your manufacturer to check the temperature of your computer components.
For instance, there’s an App Center software for Gigabyte motherboards where you can use the System Information Viewer to check the temperatures and other relevant details. Similarly, you will find utility tools for MSI, ASUS, and so on.
You can also set a warning limit for temperatures – as you can see in the image above.
You might be able to use the tools no matter what motherboard you have – but we would recommend you download the utilities by your motherboard manufacturer.
What’s The Ideal Temperature For Your Computer Components?
Normally, without intensive tasks, if the temperatures you observe are well-below 55 °C, you have nothing to worry about.
And, in case you are playing a game, processing a video or performing any resource-intensive task, note that the temperature does not exceed 80 °C.
It is also worth noting that you need a good case for your PC for the best airflow/cooling. If it’s a laptop, you can refer to one of our older articles highlighting the reasons why your laptop overheats.
If you are not sure how to choose a good case/cabinet/chassis for your PC, take a look at this video below:
Now that you know how to monitor and check your system’s temperature, you should keep a close eye on it whenever you perform a resource-intensive task just to be sure.
If you notice abnormal temperatures for a specific component, go ahead and contact the manufacturer to get advice on aftersales support to help fix the issue.
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