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How To Monitor Your CPU Temperature

While Windows itself doesn't offer a built-in way to monitor your CPU temperature, there are a couple of easy options.

Free Third-Party Tools

Several free and reliable third-party programs can track your CPU temperature. Here are a few popular choices:

Using These Tools

Downloading and installing any of these programs is straightforward. Once installed, they'll typically display your CPU temperature in the main window.  Some even allow you to minimize them to the system tray for easy access.

Safe Temperature Ranges

It's helpful to know what a safe temperature range is for your CPU.  Most CPUs can comfortably handle temperatures in the 40 to 60 degrees Celsius range (around 104 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit). If your CPU temperature consistently goes above 70 degrees Celsius (158 degrees Fahrenheit), it might be getting too hot and could lead to performance issues or even damage.

Taking Action

If you see your CPU temperature reaching concerning levels, there are steps you can take to cool it down. Make sure your computer is well-ventilated and free of dust buildup. You might also consider adding more case fans or improving airflow around your computer.  If the issue persists, consulting a computer technician might be necessary.

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Posted: 2024-07-05
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