How can I check my CPU Temperature in Windows

CPU Temperature monitor

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  • July 4, 2018

Monitoring computer temperature is very important especially when your CPU temperature is too hot. Sometimes you can feel the heat coming out of PC that’s the point where you need to check CPU temperature.

As we know that, today windows operating system is most popular among users. So, a very relevant question arises, which is does Windows provide a means to check my computer CPU temperature natively? If not, are there any software tools which can reveal this information?

Unfortunately, whether it is Windows 7 or Windows 10 they don’t offer any way to check your computer’s CPU temperature. For that, you have to access system BIOS to find the information, which consumes a lot of time and also requires expertise.

Fortunately, there are several free CPU temperature monitoring programs that make it easy to see your PC processor’s temperature. These temp monitor tools are third-party applications, which provide exact readings using the motherboard sensors.

How to check CPU temperature in Windows 10

The quickest and reliable way to check your CPU temperature is to download Core Temp free utility. This small in size free gadget is available in the setup as well as in portable version. It provides temperature readings of individual core separately. It works fine on Windows 7 and Windows 10 but beware of Install IQ crap (installs toolbars/ads in the browser). When downloading Core Temp, always use the standalone version.

Well, this is not the only option you have here. You can also download HW Monitor which shows a wide variety of system sensors. In addition to monitoring temperature, it also shows system voltages, fan speeds, and power consumption for your CPU. It also supports all the hardware connected to your computer that has sensors (including your graphics cards and hard drives). If you want a program with more “advanced” tool (showing much more information), you may want to use HW Info.

Finally, Speed Fan is also there to monitor CPU temperatures, GPU temperatures, S.M.A.R.T. data, hard disk drive temperatures, and more. It also allows you to adjust fan speed when you think CPU is exuding more heat. Still, I will not recommend this software because it is pretty complicated to use plus risky. If you don’t know what you are doing you can also inflict damage on your computer.

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