How To Check Your PC’s CPU Temperature?

Here's how to monitor your computer's CPU temperature, and lower it if needed.


There might be times when your activities on your computer get too intense and sometimes you need to use for long working hours. As we say computers are machines and they, don’t get tired, but they do require rest too and good maintenance as well. There are times when your Central Processing Unit (CPU) shows a few changes in its temperature and many times, the same in its working too.

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This usually happens due to the over-processing and workload issues. At times, when you keep on using the CPU, it starts showing a few faults and maybe gets too hot sometimes too, i.e., your PC temperature increases.

As a result, your processes on your computer and your speed of working are affected as well. Many times it would just shut down itself, or you’ll be logged out. In such situations, you cannot force it to work, and if you do, the problem might get a bit more serious.

Also, windows do not provide any such aid in checking up your CPU’s temperature. There have been built a few programs or applications which will help you in checking up if any such temperature problem occurs with your CPU.

So, if you are looking for something reliable which can tell you aptly about your CPU temperature and can act an as a source to you CPU temp monitor, do pay heed to the further information.


Here is the aptest and perfectly easy and simplest way for your CPU temperature monitor. It is “core temp.” Well, but you need to pay heed to a few facts and be careful while you install this because it tries to show a few issues like installation of bloatware like other free programs.

Just as you will start using this “core temp,” you will notice that just after its installation, there will be shows the current state of your processor with no such frills. It will include the average temperature reading too. It will be on the below screen.

In case, you are looking for some more information; you could go to the right side of the PC taskbar and click on “show hidden icon.” There you could see the list of temperature list of different cores of your CPU.

The default configuration of “core temp” will allow you to see if your PC is overheated or not and if its performance is being affected or not. Core temp will act as a personal CPU temp monitor for you. Core temp is competent and easy enough, but there is another option as well, namely “HWinfo.”  It is more of a CPU temperature monitor tool which will show you in-depth results. Unlike “core temp,” this will provide you great and intense details for each of your part of CPU or other PC hardware. There will be a CPU dedicated section as well, and this program can work on a sensor- mode as well. In the dedicated section, it will provide you with every minor detail and the temperature as well. It will tell the processing health of other parts and your PC temperature too.

Also, you can take help of NZXT’s Cam software too, for the matter. Its edge over other CPU temp monitor tools is that it has a very slick interface for the user which makes it easier to read. Also, it will show all the useful information and stats regarding your CPU’s condition and also about your graphics card, storage system and PC memory and so on. Another beneficial factor of this program is that it allows you to keep track of your PC tabs or your PC temperature even when you are away from it and cannot access it from your computer system. You can do it through your mobile phone, as it provides an application for that too.

All of this PC temperature and other system management programs have different capabilities which are worthy. They have their pros, for instance, if we talk about core temp, it is a more straightforward method and has a good focus and so on.

How to check CPU temp to see if it’s too hot?

You need to pay heed to the fact that the temperature of each computer varies by its processor. It shows you its capability by “tj” which stands for temperature junction and is the highest tolerating point of any hardware. In case you are not able to see any such information related to your “tj,” you check your CPU’s model number for the information.

It will show you the highest temperature at which your PC will stop working and will force itself to shut down. Anyway, if you are running even near this maximum limit, it will affect your hardware devices in the long run.

To avoid this, you could check these rules to see if you are going the right way:

  • If your PC temperature is less than 60degree, it’s in a great working condition.
  • If it’s between 60 and 70 degrees, it getting a bit warmer but is still okay. You could consider cleaning a bit of dust.
  • If it’s between 70 and 80 degrees, it’s probably getting hotter and try to shut it down if you can. Also, now you need to check for any obstacle or dust in its propeller or your CPU and PC hardware as the airflow has started to be clogged.
  • If it reaches between 80 and 90 degrees, it’s getting too much high for a smooth working and has started to affect the health in the long term. You need to check your hardware now, properly! Moreover, leave working for a while if you can.
  • If it becomes more than 90 degrees, it is a clear sign of danger!

So, these were some clear notes and steps on how to check CPU temp or check your PC temperature.

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