Worrying about CPU temperature comes into play basically when you overclock your CPU. Especially gamers or the ones with powerful CPU go through this problem of CPU overheating.

if you are a normal user with a powerful CPU and your CPU heats a lot, we will be discussing how to check CPU temperature and how to control the CPU temperature today.

How to check the Cpu temperature?

Well, there is a bunch of software to check CPU temperature but the lightest and simplest among all of them is Core Temp. It is a much faster way to check CPU temperature. Its installation file is as low as 1 MB so its a quick go for measuring CPU temperature.

You can get the installation file at Alcpu.com. The installation process is also easy. Once you have downloaded the file, just open the .exe file and then begin with the installation.

Make sure you uncheck all these boxes as they install bloatware along with the software which we do not need.

how to check cpu temperature

Once the installation is completed, there you go. Launch the application and it will show you your CPU temperature with every core separated also with some additional CPU information which you may not know.

cpu temperature shown in notification bar

High Temperature what’s Now?

It shows a temperature around 98°C to 100°C but hey! don’t panic. Its the highest or maximum temperature at which your CPU can work as per the manufacturer. Also, you do not need to look at the pop-up box every time for the CPU temperature.

At the notification area of where you can select the show hidden icons option, some small icons with the temperature in Celsius are present until the application runs in the background.

I think this method works pretty well in Intel machines but some AMD machines show two temperature as “Core Temperature” and “CPU Temperature”. Here you should go with core temperature as this is the actual CPU temperature.

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Computers with AMD CPU offer the option of CPU temperature in the BIOS too but the temperature in the BIOS menu is the CPU temperature which is not the actual temperature inside the CPU socket at all.

The applications like Core Temp can mislead the information and show the core temperature as CPU temperature so in such case we can use HWMonitor which is a similar tool as Core Temp but allows you to view additional information like fan speed, CPU voltage, core temperature, and CPU temperature too.

You can download HWMonitor. The installation is similar to the Core Temp so you don’t have to worry about the tedious steps. Thumps up for that 🙂

So what should be the normal CPU temperature?

Depending upon the processors, the maximum working temperature for CPU is somewhere around 100°C. CPU temperature will increase with the load in processing. For most of the time, your CPU temperature must be below 75 degrees Celsius but if the CPU temperature goes over 75 degrees Celsius, you will notice a slight delay in processing speed.

This is due to the fact that CPU can not use all of its power in processing as it has to use some of its power in cooling. This condition is termed as “Thermal Throttling”. But most of our modern CPU are advanced that most of them limit their usage so that it avoids thermal throttling.

In the ideal case, CPU temperature should be around 25 and 40 degrees Celsius. When CPU temperature is between 60 to 70 degrees Celsius, your PC still runs fine but will get a bit warmer. Check the ventilation of the CPU clean and free from dust so that the air flows quite easily.

When the temperature goes over 70 degrees Celsius 4, there’s something to check. It’s not normal for a CPU to go this high temperature in normal usage unless you overclock it. Some Time Cortana also take the load and increase Cpu temp Here is how you can Disable Cortana.

What are the ways of cooling the CPU?

CPU heating problem may be seen in almost every PC at least once but if this happens now and then steps need to be taken. Here’s something you can do to lower down your CPU temperature:

Cleanliness first: clean the interiors of the PC and the ventilation with great care we have a guide written on how to clean the mouse. Usually, we do not care about the dust in the PC but the dust can cause a huge impact as overheating.

Change the thermal paste: CPU is laminated or coated with a thermal paste which helps to maintain the CPU temperature. So changing the old thermal paste may eliminate the problem. Gently wipe out the old thermal paste from the CPU surface and then apply the new thermal paste and then reassemble the chip into the system.

If your system still heats then its time to think for a new PC. Your system may be outdated so that it forces itself to run the current applications so it’s better that you replace your old PC with a new one.


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